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Workers lower a metal “stop log” just after 7 a.m. last Thursday to keep lake water from flowing out the AMIL Spillway in Buckeye Lake Village. Residents who have been waiting for more than a year for ODNR to close the spillway gate might be surprised to see the gate still open. The lower elevation lake drains at both the AMIL and Seller’s Point spillways have been closed for weeks. But about three inches of water was flowing over the AMIL spillway until the stop logs slowed it to a small trickle Thursday. The gate will remain open with the “logs” keeping water out of the spillway. The logs can be easily removed such the lake lake exceed ODNR’s revised target. Photo courtesy ODNR Communications.

Workers lower a metal “stop log” just after 7 a.m. last Thursday to keep lake water from flowing out the AMIL Spillway in Buckeye Lake Village. Residents who have been waiting for more than a year for ODNR to close the spillway gate might be surprised to see the gate still open. The lower elevation lake drains at both the AMIL and Seller’s Point spillways have been closed for weeks. But about three inches of water was flowing over the AMIL spillway until the stop logs slowed it to a small trickle Thursday. The gate will remain open with the “logs” keeping water out of the spillway. The logs can be easily removed such the lake lake exceed ODNR’s revised target. Photo courtesy ODNR Communications.

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