|WCSI Local News|
Work on a $1.6 million project to reinforce the earthen dam on Country Squire Lake in Jennings County is almost over.
According to the North Vernon “Plain Dealer and Sun,” the 750-foot long, 35-foot tall dam has been on the state's warning list for years because of structural deficiencies that experts said could result in a failure, resulting in a flood of water down Six Mile Creek.
To keep the dam from failing, lake officials have kept the water level low to keep pressure off the dam.
Work on the dam started last August, and is set to be finished well before the June 30 deadline as set in the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs grant, which is funding most of the project. The Community Association, the quasi-governmental body that governs the Country Squires Lakes, is providing the $50,000 match required for the grant.
For more details, go to http://www.plaindealer-sun.com/.
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 7:41:26 AM
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