New dam construction makes progress


An excavator removes mud from a drained section of Lake Loramie just a short distance from the old Lake Loramie Dam, which can be seen in the background. The excavator is digging at the spot where a new more advanced labyrinth spillway will be constructed. The old dam will be lowered by 5 feet and will be under water after the embankment is extended outward. The project is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2018. The new spillway will be smaller than the old one. Trees and shrubs have been removed to protect the integrity of the new dam. Lake Loramie will not be drained during the project.

An excavator removes mud from a drained section of Lake Loramie just a short distance from the old Lake Loramie Dam, which can be seen in the background. The excavator is digging at the spot where a new more advanced labyrinth spillway will be constructed. The old dam will be lowered by 5 feet and will be under water after the embankment is extended outward. The project is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2018. The new spillway will be smaller than the old one. Trees and shrubs have been removed to protect the integrity of the new dam. Lake Loramie will not be drained during the project.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

An excavator removes mud from a drained section of Lake Loramie just a short distance from the old Lake Loramie Dam, which can be seen in the background. The excavator is digging at the spot where a new more advanced labyrinth spillway will be constructed. The old dam will be lowered by 5 feet and will be under water after the embankment is extended outward. The project is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2018. The new spillway will be smaller than the old one. Trees and shrubs have been removed to protect the integrity of the new dam. Lake Loramie will not be drained during the project.

An excavator removes mud from a drained section of Lake Loramie just a short distance from the old Lake Loramie Dam, which can be seen in the background. The excavator is digging at the spot where a new more advanced labyrinth spillway will be constructed. The old dam will be lowered by 5 feet and will be under water after the embankment is extended outward. The project is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2018. The new spillway will be smaller than the old one. Trees and shrubs have been removed to protect the integrity of the new dam. Lake Loramie will not be drained during the project.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/03/web1_SDN031117NewDam.jpgAn excavator removes mud from a drained section of Lake Loramie just a short distance from the old Lake Loramie Dam, which can be seen in the background. The excavator is digging at the spot where a new more advanced labyrinth spillway will be constructed. The old dam will be lowered by 5 feet and will be under water after the embankment is extended outward. The project is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2018. The new spillway will be smaller than the old one. Trees and shrubs have been removed to protect the integrity of the new dam. Lake Loramie will not be drained during the project. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News