State Intercom......November 1, 2001
Shaver's Creek dam repairs near completion
Project expected to be
ended by mid-November
Contractors have nearly
completed spillway repairs and have begun to put innovative reinforcement
mats on the Shaver's Creek dam at the University's Stone Valley Recreation
The environmentally friendly reinforcement system, made of articulating
concrete blocks, is the first of its kind in use on a dam in Pennsylvania
and the highest in the United States. The armored dam embankment will
be covered with topsoil and seeded, protecting the blocks from deterioration
while providing a natural, aesthetic appearance. The project is scheduled
for completion by mid-November.
As for when Lake
Perez, the 72-acre body of water formed by the dam, will be fully restored?
Only the autumn rains and winter snows can provide that answer.
To view more
photos of the dam and spillway project, check the Web at http://www.psu.edu/ur/2001/oct18perezphotos.html.
For information on Stone Valley Recreation Area, visit http://www.psu.edu/Stone_Valley.