- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Lawrence is planning another $1 million of repair work on a 130-year-old dam across the Kansas River.

The Lawrence Journal-World (https://bit.ly/2bz4JCs ) reports that the goal is to reinforce the southernmost third of Bowersock Dam.

The repairs are budgeted for 2018, although the ultimate decision of when it moves forward is dependent on budget decisions the City Commission makes next year.

The first phase of reconstruction on the dam was done in 2010, after structural concerns were raised by the dam’s chief regulator, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. At that time, the city paid for $2.2 million of repairs on the dam.

The main element of that work was to stabilize the dam by replacing supports of wood and concrete with ones of steel piling and concrete.


Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, https://www.ljworld.com

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