A hole in the existing dam at the southern end of the golf course became evident in June 2013. A temporary repair has reduced the flow through the dam, but the dam continues to leak, and the water level in the southern lake in the system has been lowered to relieve pressure on the dam.
Investigation into the replacement of the dam led to the determination that additional repairs, improvements, and maintenance are required throughout the lake system. A summary of the improvements, maintenance, and enhancement needs of the system are shown in the attached master plan.
The various improvements to the lake system have been divided into two phases:
Phase 1. The first phase will include the repair of the failed dam, removal of silt from the southern lake, replacement of the concrete channel south of the dam, and various aesthetic improvements to the dam, cart path, and channel. Plans for Phase 1 of the project can be found here.
Phase 2. The second phase will involve silt removal from the northern three lakes, repairs to the retaining walls around the northern lake, and improvements to the system that will help improve water quality in the lakes and reduce the amount of siltation in the system.
The total construction cost to design, permit, and construct these improvements is expected to be about $1,826,000. Maintenance of the system for the next 20 years is expected to total about $941,000, bringing the total cost to be $2,767,000. A summary of the costs estimated for these projects can be found here.