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Construction began on repairs to the crumbling earthen dam at Buckeye Lake in March 2015. Water levels were lowered, which upset residents, businesses and visitors. The project ended in November 2018.

Ohio is Watching More Than a Hundred Dams in Poor Condition

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Just over a year ago, the $100 million project to repair the crumbling earthen dam at Buckeye Lake was finished two years early.  But the state is looking at dozens of the 1420 dams in Ohio that could be failing. The state says 124 dams are in poor or unsatisfactory condition. ODNR Director Mary Mertz says her agency… Read More