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Clark County Forestry and Parks Committee Discusses Sherwood and Mead Dam, Part 1

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 -- 9:54 AM

-The Clark County Forestry and Parks Committee heard the latest report from Tiry Engineering, Inc. on the Sherwood Dam situation.

Back in February, it was discovered that a spillway at the Sherwood Dam had failed draining the lake. Now, the Forestry and Parks Department is looking at repairing the dam, but there are substantial costs to the county that are being taken into consideration. The department initially applied for a grant to pay for part of the cost to repair the dam, but they found out recently that they were not awarded the funds.

Tiry Engineering had initially provided an estimate at the cost of repairing the dam when water was still present and they could only guess on some of the work needing to be done. However, with the water having evaporated, the engineers were able to go in and get more accurate numbers regarding the dam repair.

That equaled out to a $70,000 difference between the two estimates. With the new numbers in place, the estimated cost of repairing the principal spillway comes to $104,516.26 and if the committee finds that they need to remove the auxiliary spillway it will come to $100,855.00.

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