New dam starts to take shape


Matt Lacourse, of Maumee, walks across a plank, Tuesday, May 9, at the site where a new labyrinth spillway is being constructed to replace the old Lake Loramie spillway. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Engineering the old dam “currently has deficiencies that must be addressed to bring it into compliance with state dam safety standards. The deficiencies include insufficient storage-discharge capacity, seepage and instability concerns at the concrete spillway and along the entire embankment, the walkway over the spillway, inoperable lake drain gates, and presence of trees and brush on the dam. Things have progressed quickly from moving dirt in early May to now actual construction. Recent flooding in the area did not cause any serious issues. The old spillway will be under water that will be part of a pond that will extend past the current spillway alongside the new spillway. The project is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2018.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Working on the new Lake Loramie spillway, Tuesday, May 9, are Tom Conklin, left, of Napolean, and Matt Lacourse, of Maumee. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Engineering the old dam “currently has deficiencies that must be addressed to bring it into compliance with state dam safety standards. The deficiencies include insufficient storage-discharge capacity, seepage and instability concerns at the concrete spillway and along the entire embankment, the walkway over the spillway, inoperable lake drain gates, and presence of trees and brush on the dam. Things have progressed quickly from moving dirt in early May to now actual construction. Recent flooding in the area did not cause any serious issues. The old spillway will be under water that will be part of a pond that will extend past the current spillway alongside the new spillway. The project is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2018.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Matt Lacourse, of Maumee, walks across a plank, Tuesday, May 9, at the site where a new labyrinth spillway is being constructed to replace the old Lake Loramie spillway. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Engineering the old dam “currently has deficiencies that must be addressed to bring it into compliance with state dam safety standards. The deficiencies include insufficient storage-discharge capacity, seepage and instability concerns at the concrete spillway and along the entire embankment, the walkway over the spillway, inoperable lake drain gates, and presence of trees and brush on the dam. Things have progressed quickly from moving dirt in early May to now actual construction. Recent flooding in the area did not cause any serious issues. The old spillway will be under water that will be part of a pond that will extend past the current spillway alongside the new spillway. The project is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2018.

Working on the new Lake Loramie spillway, Tuesday, May 9, are Tom Conklin, left, of Napolean, and Matt Lacourse, of Maumee. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Engineering the old dam “currently has deficiencies that must be addressed to bring it into compliance with state dam safety standards. The deficiencies include insufficient storage-discharge capacity, seepage and instability concerns at the concrete spillway and along the entire embankment, the walkway over the spillway, inoperable lake drain gates, and presence of trees and brush on the dam. Things have progressed quickly from moving dirt in early May to now actual construction. Recent flooding in the area did not cause any serious issues. The old spillway will be under water that will be part of a pond that will extend past the current spillway alongside the new spillway. The project is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2018.

Matt Lacourse, of Maumee, walks across a plank, Tuesday, May 9, at the site where a new labyrinth spillway is being constructed to replace the old Lake Loramie spillway. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Engineering the old dam “currently has deficiencies that must be addressed to bring it into compliance with state dam safety standards. The deficiencies include insufficient storage-discharge capacity, seepage and instability concerns at the concrete spillway and along the entire embankment, the walkway over the spillway, inoperable lake drain gates, and presence of trees and brush on the dam. Things have progressed quickly from moving dirt in early May to now actual construction. Recent flooding in the area did not cause any serious issues. The old spillway will be under water that will be part of a pond that will extend past the current spillway alongside the new spillway. The project is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2018.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/05/web1_SDN051017Spillway1.jpgMatt Lacourse, of Maumee, walks across a plank, Tuesday, May 9, at the site where a new labyrinth spillway is being constructed to replace the old Lake Loramie spillway. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Engineering the old dam “currently has deficiencies that must be addressed to bring it into compliance with state dam safety standards. The deficiencies include insufficient storage-discharge capacity, seepage and instability concerns at the concrete spillway and along the entire embankment, the walkway over the spillway, inoperable lake drain gates, and presence of trees and brush on the dam. Things have progressed quickly from moving dirt in early May to now actual construction. Recent flooding in the area did not cause any serious issues. The old spillway will be under water that will be part of a pond that will extend past the current spillway alongside the new spillway. The project is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2018. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Working on the new Lake Loramie spillway, Tuesday, May 9, are Tom Conklin, left, of Napolean, and Matt Lacourse, of Maumee. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Engineering the old dam “currently has deficiencies that must be addressed to bring it into compliance with state dam safety standards. The deficiencies include insufficient storage-discharge capacity, seepage and instability concerns at the concrete spillway and along the entire embankment, the walkway over the spillway, inoperable lake drain gates, and presence of trees and brush on the dam. Things have progressed quickly from moving dirt in early May to now actual construction. Recent flooding in the area did not cause any serious issues. The old spillway will be under water that will be part of a pond that will extend past the current spillway alongside the new spillway. The project is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2018.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/05/web1_SDN051017Spillway2.jpgWorking on the new Lake Loramie spillway, Tuesday, May 9, are Tom Conklin, left, of Napolean, and Matt Lacourse, of Maumee. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Engineering the old dam “currently has deficiencies that must be addressed to bring it into compliance with state dam safety standards. The deficiencies include insufficient storage-discharge capacity, seepage and instability concerns at the concrete spillway and along the entire embankment, the walkway over the spillway, inoperable lake drain gates, and presence of trees and brush on the dam. Things have progressed quickly from moving dirt in early May to now actual construction. Recent flooding in the area did not cause any serious issues. The old spillway will be under water that will be part of a pond that will extend past the current spillway alongside the new spillway. The project is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2018. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

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