Friday, October 16, 2009

Money Approved to Repair Center Hill Dam

Another $52.9 million dollars has been approved to continue repairs at Center Hill Dam over the next year. Officials with the U-S Army Corps of Engineers say that since its construction in 1951, seepage problems have cost millions of dollars for constant upkeep at the dam. The Corps has ranked Center Hill Dam as a Class I dam safety project -- the highest priority of all Corps dams. The bill passed by the Senate Thursday also includes $5.84 million for operations and maintenance of the dam. It must now be signed by the president before becoming law.