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Lake Sherwood Dam Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 4/12/2018 

For more information contact:
Adams County Manager/Administrative Coordinator
Casey Bradley 608-339-4579
Or
Town of Rome Administrator
Mike Miller 715-325-8025

During routine maintenance at the Sherwood Dam it was discovered that there has been an excessive amount of erosion that has taken place in and around the base of the dam gate actuator. Temporary measures have been put into place to ensure the safety of the structure and the equipment. As this is not a long-term solution we anticipate starting the process to remove and replace the impacted structure immediately.

We must lower the lake levels to get to the area that needs repair and ensure worker safety. We will be lowering the lake levels for Camelot and Sherwood starting 4/12/2018. We anticipate Lake Shorewood being lowered about six feet from its current level. Construction is anticipated to be two weeks long commencing 4/16/2018 with a projected completion date of 4/27/2018. During this time we will make every effort to keep Lake Camelot within its operating range. When the construction is completed on Sherwood and in deemed to be within compliance of operational/safety standards. We will then close the flow gate on Sherwood to its operating range. Anticipating it will take 7 to 10 days for it to reach the operating range.