Repair of weir wall leaks is ‘urgent’

For more than 80 years, the spillway at Lake Scott has stood the test of time - a testament to the construction skills of the Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930s.

However, time has finally taken its toll and the deteriorating condition of the four-foot weir wall has reached a point where major repairs will be needed in the very near future.

Cracks in the wall seemed to have grown more significant over the winter and are now leaking water at a small, but steady, rate.

“Cracks in the wall have been evident for several years, but they’ve reached a point where the water loss is much more significant than anything we’ve seen before,” says Park Manager Greg Mills. “It’s become a serious situation that needs to be fixed sooner rather than later.”

 

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