- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

BUCKEYE LAKE, Ohio (AP) - Dredging work has stopped at central Ohio’s Buckeye Lake after the state ran out of places to store the sediment from the lake bottom.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (https://bit.ly/1zVyyZc ) the Ohio Department of Natural Resources is looking to lease sites to deposit the material. Landowners willing to lease property will get about $200 an acre per year.

The current work stoppage should last less than two weeks, until a new site for storing sediment is completed. But officials say it won’t be long before that site fills up, too.

The existing earthen dam at Buckeye Lake has deteriorated, and the state is keeping water levels low to decrease its risk of failure. Crews are dredging to create paths for boaters until the dam can be replaced.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, https://www.dispatch.com

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