The Ottumwa Courier

April 25, 2014

Officials break ground to restore Lake Delhi


Ottumwa Courier

---- — DELHI, Iowa (AP) — Officials have broken ground on restoration of the drained Lake Delhi in northeast Iowa.

The Telegraph Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1mFd0G4 ) more than 100 people gathered Thursday for a ceremonial event, which involved area residents and restoration leaders.

The first phase of construction is already underway, with work on a new concrete dam. The second phase, installation of a spillway, is waiting on permit approval from the state Department of Natural Recourses.

The project is expected to cost up to $17 million.

The 9-mile-long lake on the Maquoketa River was drained when the dam collapsed during flooding in 2010. The lake bed has been dry since then.

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Information from: Telegraph Herald, http://www.thonline.com