George Hiotis

State: Remove Docks at Buckeye Lake

by George Hiotis on September 2, 2015 at 3:55 am

The state has asked hundreds of homeowners on the deteriorated dam at Buckeye Lake to remove their docks and other structures, such as decks, in preparation for construction of a replacement barrier. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has said the 4.1 mile earthen dam is at risk of failing because it’s been weakened by about 370 homes and other structures built into it. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says docks not removed at the owners’ expense by November 1st will be dismantled by construction crews and stored for two months in case owners want to claim those materials. A department spokeswoman says that would be considered part of the project’s cost and owners won’t be charged, but the state can’t guarantee the condition of the dismantled materials.