Buckeye Lake project completed

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Buckeye Lake project completed

Construction has finished on the 4.1-mile dam at Buckeye Lake State Park, a project completed nearly two years earlier than initially expected and more than $40 million under the projected cost, according to the ODNR. After the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a report in March 2015 that detailed the threat Buckeye Lake dam posed to the community due to its deteriorated condition, Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich instructed ODNR to pursue replacement of the nearly 200-year-old, 4.1-mile earthen dam.

The new dam at Buckeye Lake State Park provides visitors with a new access path that extends the entire length of the 4.1-mile structure, and residents living along the lake have a new separate private sidewalk in front of their homes. Water levels will be allowed to reach normal pool and the fishing, which has continued to be productive at the lake through the construction process, as well as the boating opportunities, will return to normal next season.

Originally posted at Ohio’s Country Journal on Nov, 30 2018
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