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Funds released for PA dam repair and design
« on: August 21, 2016, 11:17:08 PM »
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Governor Tom Wolf has announced $25.7 million in funding for the repair of five high-hazard, unsafe dams, and the design of two others, managed by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC). High-hazard, unsafe dams have deficiencies of such a nature that if not corrected and the dams were to fail, substantial property damage and a probable loss of human life could occur.

“These lakes not only offer recreational opportunities in communities, but also provide enormous economic benefits in terms of tourism,” Governor Wolf said. “Fixing dams in desperate need of repair is an important safety measure to sustain these tourist attractions for all Pennsylvanians.”

“We are so grateful to Governor Wolf for his dedication to rehabilitating this vital Commonwealth infrastructure,” PFBC Executive Director John Arway said. “With this commitment in place, our agency has a roadmap for restoring the remaining high-hazard, unsafe dams that we manage for anglers and boaters. We will work diligently to implement the plans to ensure that the lakes remain as centerpieces of local and regional recreational economies.”

Construction funding is being released for locations:
•Donegal Lake, Westmoreland County
•Kyle Lake, Jefferson County
•Meadow Grounds Lake, Fulton County
•Minsi Lake, Northampton County
•Somerset Lake, Somerset County

Engineering design funding is being released for:
•Belmont Lake, Wayne County
•Lower Woods Pond, Wayne County.

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