Stories tagged with: Dillon Lake

April 21, 2012 - 5:21pm
3 years 18 weeks ago

The rain didn't stop high school rowing teams from competing at Dillon Lake Saturday...

The Midwest Scholastic Rowing Association tested out the waters as part of its plans to make Dillon Lake the permanent site for its annual two-day rowing competition. Saturday's event featured 12 girls teams and 10 boys teams from high schools around the state. Rowers say Dillon Lake is the perfect location because it's easily accessible and sheltered from the wind. The MSRA is raising funds to...

April 17, 2012 - 2:14pm
3 years 18 weeks ago

Dillon Lake will play host to its first large-scale rowing event this weekend.

The Mid-West Rowing Association is bringing its regatta to Dillon State Park on Saturday.

The event will feature over 500 high school rowers and coaches from 3 states.

Kelly Ashby of the Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce is excited, as the event is expected to bring in tourism dollars from out-of-state.

"It's a great economic boom to the area. They certainly will leave dollars...

January 17, 2012 - 7:19pm
3 years 31 weeks ago

An organization representing 55 schools in 8 states is sharing its vision of Dillon Lake with the community.

The Midwest Scholastic Rowing Association held a public meeting at the Muskingum County Welcome Center on Tuesday.  Representative Matt Previts said the regional championships will take place at Dillon Lake in 2013, and the site could host the national championships in the future.  He said a study by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources described how a regatta...

August 12, 2010 - 4:46pm
5 years 2 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is warning visitors to avoid touching any blue green algae they see in the water at Dillon Lake.

Some campers had been swimming earlier in the week and are now wondering how serious it actually is.

"I wasn't very happy about it, knowing that we were already in it, my kids were in it, and you know, I didn't know what kind of reaction we'd have if you got in contact with it, so it kind of made me nervous," said camper, Josh...

June 15, 2010 - 3:07pm
5 years 9 weeks ago

The Army Corp of Engineers is keeping an eye to the sky since this has been a rainy stretch of days. Dillon Lake Project Manager Clifton Kilpatrick says Dillon Lake, a flood control device, is in good shape for this time of year.

The US Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for Dillon Lake and the surrounding areas. They were prepared for heavy rainfall, but say it didn't create many problems for the lake which is in good condition at summer pool.

"It wasn't a...

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