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Cook Lake rehab on schedule


August 29, 2019

Rehabilitation work on the dam at Cook Lake is proceeding according to schedule, says District Ranger Mike Gosse. The Forest Service expects the project to be complete by November 21.

The popular recreation site was closed down on July 8 to allow the long-planned project at the spillway to begin. Six decades old, the structure was showing significant wear and tear and needed to be replaced to stop leakage and improve the site.

The $1.2 million project aimed to replace the old earthen dam with four six-foot pipes with a concrete spillway that can handle a much larger volume of water in the e...

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