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LEWISVILLE (CBSDFW.COM) – One set of repairs at the Lewisville Lake Dam is nearing completion — but more work is needed.
Stacy Gray, a project manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, says repairs on the 160-foot embankment slide that happened during massive floods in the spring of last year are expected to be complete by the end of the month.
“We’ve been working on that for about nine months now,” she said. “They are finishing final placement and should be completed by the end of this month. Then, the contactor will begin demobilization at that time.”
Gray says next up is a study for modification to ensure that the more than 60 year old dam continues to perform its intended functions in the long-term. She said, “We built this dam 1948 to 1955, so it’s part of our aging infrastructure system that the U.S. is working on recapitalizing.”
The second phase of modifications and repairs are expected to be completed by June of 2017. But in the meantime, Gray said, “This dam continues to perform exactly as it was designed to perform.”
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