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County seeks compromise on lake erosion repair

Staff writer

County commissioners are getting closer to obtaining a state permit to make repairs of eroded areas near the dam at the county lake.

They met Thursday to review a draft of a permit that would include a promise that the county would present a plan for additional work on a downstream channel and stilling basin by July 1, 2025.

The state wants those areas cleaned out so the lake’s spillway is above the surface of the stilling basin instead of four feet below.

The county wants to begin erosion repair and do work on the creek and stilling basin later.

The draft proposal says the county would submit revised plans for work, designed by a professional engineer.

The channel would be lowered and a new stilling basin constructed or other work undertaken to dissipate energy and prevent erosion.

Commissioners voted to have Brian Severin of Sustainable Environmental Consultants contact the Department of Water Resources and submit a proposal for surveying and engineering work.

Last modified Feb. 16, 2023