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Old 07-21-2020, 09:12 PM
 
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Well? It kind of depresses me a little to drive passed it and see it so empty. This is not California ......
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Old 07-22-2020, 10:58 AM
 
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Well? It kind of depresses me a little to drive passed it and see it so empty. This is not California ......
They were supposed to be doing some shoring up work on it, but it's been going on quite a while now. I agree, it's looking pretty sad.
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Old 07-23-2020, 07:03 AM
 
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Well? It kind of depresses me a little to drive passed it and see it so empty. This is not California ......
The virus delayed things of course. At the end of February, the valves were opened to allow some work to be performed. Once the lake was empty, work started. Then it stopped. The work was on the spillway and water gates. The work is required by the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation. While I do not have official knowledge, my understanding is that the work was completed in early June and the valves are now closed. However, lakes and dams do not work in reverse. Once it is closed, it has to fill naturally, which the initial work summary expected to be six months. It will fill up and likely be close to full before freezes hit, then the spring thaw will take care it.
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Old 07-25-2020, 01:15 PM
 
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The virus delayed things of course. At the end of February, the valves were opened to allow some work to be performed. Once the lake was empty, work started. Then it stopped. The work was on the spillway and water gates. The work is required by the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation. While I do not have official knowledge, my understanding is that the work was completed in early June and the valves are now closed. However, lakes and dams do not work in reverse. Once it is closed, it has to fill naturally, which the initial work summary expected to be six months. It will fill up and likely be close to full before freezes hit, then the spring thaw will take care it.
Oh, nice! Thanks for the reply. It will have to fill up naturally. I could've easily told DEC that would be by the end of next Spring!
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Old 07-27-2020, 07:35 AM
 
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Oh, nice! Thanks for the reply. It will have to fill up naturally. I could've easily told DEC that would be by the end of next Spring!
If they would have started on time, it would be close to full by now. While its hot, we have gotten more than the average rain this spring and summer so far. By fall, it would have been at its normal level. But waiting due to covid will have an impact on it filing. I expect it will look fine by ?Halloween, a little low, but not very noticeable. At least I hope so. fingers crossed!
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Old 07-27-2020, 10:12 AM
 
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I'm so thankful for this thread and these responses! I drove by it yesterday and it was really nice to have an understanding as to why the level is so low. Really interesting, thanks.
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