- Associated Press - Monday, June 23, 2014

PETERSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A man-made lake owned by Penn State University is slowing being refilled, six years after it was drained over concerns about the safety of the dam that retains it.

The Centre Daily Times (https://bit.ly/1nwwfRd ) reports water from Shaver’s Creek is slowly being allowed to fill Lake Perez, a 72-acre lake that’s part of the Stone Valley Recreation Area in Barree Township, Huntingdon County.

Supervisor Charlene Detwiler says crews are continuing to level the lake bed, even as efforts are made to fill the lake.

Crews from Layne Geological Construction Co. are expected to finish their work in a couple of weeks. Detwiler says officials hope to reopen the lake by late summer.

Work to restore the dam began in March 2013 and was finished in February.

Penn State officials say the project will cost about $5.5 million.

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