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Cook Lake revamp set for next summer


December 6, 2018

Cook Lake Recreation Area is set to get a makeover this summer in the form of a complete reconstruction of its dam. Now six decades old, the dam and spillway are showing signs of wear and tear and will be replaced to stop the leakage and improve the overall site.

“The existing dam is leaking a lot. Structurally, it’s starting to get to that point where something has to happen,” says Roger Showman, Forest Service.

“The spillway is starting to fail. It’s about 60 years old, and it was a log spillway, so it’s starting to rot down and there are lots of issues going on with it.”


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