MILLERSPORT – Representatives of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host two open house events to share information with residents and stakeholders regarding the ongoing assessment of Buckeye Lake Dam.
ODNR has contracted with the Corps of Engineers to provide an independent assessment of the condition of the dam that will include recommendations for operations, maintenance and any needed dam repairs. Findings from this assessment will be shared publicly by ODNR after it is completed and reviewed, which is expected in early 2015.
• Millersport: Tuesday, Oct 28, 5-8 p.m., at Millersport High School.
• Buckeye Lake: Wednesday, Oct. 29, 5-8 p.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church social hall.
Each open house will cover the same information about the dam assessment. Local residents need attend only one of the two events. The open house has no set agenda and is an information sharing event where attendees may arrive and depart at any time during the 5-8 p.m. time slot. Open house participants will learn about the dam structure, general dam safety awareness, and the scope and purpose of the USACE assessment. Participants are also invited to provide their comments, photographs and written materials concerning Buckeye Lake Dam that they would like to be included as part of the dam assessment.
For more information about the Buckeye Lake Dam assessment, go to engineering.ohiodnr. gov and click on Current Projects.