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Mt. Gilead: Annual report for dam project available

Posted on 8/30/2017 by Dave Orr in Mt. Gilead Lake Lower Dam

On behalf of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and in accordance with Part IX of the executed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the Mt. Gilead Lake dam and spillways improvements project, the current annual report is being provided to consulting parties.
Download the 2017 Memorandum of Agreement - Annual Report from the Supporting Documents list here.

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Mt. Gilead Lake: New Earthen Dam Work Now Underway

Posted on 8/24/2017 by Engineering in Mt. Gilead Lake Lower Dam

A unique aspect of the Mt Gilead Lake dam and spillway improvement project is that it includes a complete demolition and rebuild of the Lower Dam and its spillway and a rechanneled lake outflow. Also part of the project includes improvements to the Upper Dam that also are now underway. Much of the concrete work at the new Lower Dam has been completed, except pouring of the labyrinth columns. The stilling basin endsill and spillway baffles have been installed. Workers are returning previously removed soil to form a new earthen embankment that will impound Mt. Gilead Lake once it is allowed to refill. Additional design planning includes adding a hand-powered kayak/canoe public access for the lake. Project completion is scheduled for the end of 2017.

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Mt. Gilead: Work to resume on Upper Dam improvements

Posted on 7/27/2017 by Engineering in Mt. Gilead Lake Lower Dam

In recent weeks, workers have completed construction of the training walls and downstream wingwalls of the new dam and spillway structures. Placement of stilling basins and general maintenance of drainage were completed, along with excavating the downstream outflow channel below the Lower Dam. At the Upper Dam, the haul road has been improved and preliminary earthwork continued. In the coming weeks, workers will be finishing concrete placement at the dam gate control tower, begin placement of the Lower Dam embankment and other general construction items. Project completion is scheduled for the end of 2017.

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Mt. Gilead: Upper dam improvements update

Posted on 6/15/2017 by Engineering in Mt. Gilead Lake Lower Dam

The new dam and spillway structure at Mt. Gilead State Park along Ohio Route 95 in Morrow County remains under construction. In recent weeks workers have completed installing basin slabs, upstream wing walls and structural anchors. Work on the walls, stems, embankment placement and concrete polishing remains ongoing and should be completed within the next 30 days. Also, work soon will resume on sediment removal and building the training wall concrete forms as part of the Upper Dam improvements. Project completion is scheduled for the end of 2017.

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Mt. Gilead: Project completion six months way (photos)

Posted on 5/10/2017 by Engineering in Mt. Gilead Lake Lower Dam

The new dam and spillway structure at Mt. Gilead State Park along Ohio Route 95 in Morrow County remains under construction. Workers recently completed construction of the downstream wingwall slabs and began pouring the upstream wingwalls. The spillway slabs have been poured and completed along with most of the stilling basin slabs. Work continues on constructing the stilling basin, soil anchor installation and building the forms for concrete pouring of the training wall. By the end of the month, work will resume on making improvements to the Upper Dam, sediment removal and building the training wall concrete forms. Project completion is Fall, 2017.

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Mt. Gilead: New Spillway Structure Beginning to Take Shape

Posted on 4/12/2017 by Engineering in Mt. Gilead Lake Lower Dam

Workers recently completed preparation of the subgrade and sand beneath the spillway slab along with placement of most of the spillway slabs and upstream wingwall slabs.

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Mt. Gilead: Work Continues in Spite of Cold

Posted on 1/25/2017 by Engineering in Mt. Gilead Lake Lower Dam

In spite of Ohio’s winter conditions, workers continue in their progress on making improvements to the infrastructure at Mt. Gilead State Park Lake in Morrow County, which include constructing a new dam and spillway.

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