Caesar Creek Lake water level to be lowered

Published: Thursday, January 16, 2014 @ 11:45 AM
Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014 @ 11:45 AM

The water level of Caesar Creek Lake will be lowered by 10 feet to allow for an archaeological study.

The study is the first step in obtaining information needed for permits to begin the planning and construction phase of the lake's marina project.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin lowering the lake's water level on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the request of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The U.S. Corps of Engineers controls operations of the Caesar Creek flood control reservoir and dam. They're expected to release 8 inches of water a day until the 10-foot level is reached Wednesday, Feb. 5.

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The archaeological study will conclude by mid-March so the lake can return to its normal level for the boating season.

According to ODNR, the planned marina facility will become Ohio's newest public inland marina and one of the largest of its kind in southwest Ohio.

ODNR expects to offer private partnership opportunities that will allow for private sector development to include boat sales, service and other land-based conveniences for park visitors.

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