Public meeting scheduled for Colyer Lake update

From CDT staff reportsMay 1, 2014 

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will provide an update May 8 on the Colyer Lake dam reconstructions project.

The public meeting will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Penns Valley Area High School in Spring Mills.

Last year, the commission said the dam would have to be rebuilt for safety issues. In November, Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law a transportation bill that also allocates money to rebuild Colyer Lake dam.

The $7.2 million construction project is being paid for with $5.85 million from the state’s capital budget, $1.25 million from the PFBC as a result of the transportation law, and $100,000 from the Save Colyer Lake organization, according to a commission news release.

The lake will be drained in September and construction will begin in October and be completed by late 2015. It will be ready to use by summer 2016, according to the commission.

Colyer Lake is a 77-acre, state-owned reservoir in Potter Township.

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