Ohio Tourism

Governor Explains Plan For New Buckeye Lake Dam

Jul 17, 2015
Buckeye Lake in central Ohio
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The future of Buckeye Lake in central Ohio is a little clearer after the governor announced some more details for the new dam.

Gov. John Kasich says the state has picked a design to replace the old, weakening dam at the lake. The project was originally set at around $150 million and expected to take about five years. And while Kasich said the method they plan to use, known as soil mixing, would save time and money, he didn’t want to get into the specifics.

The Great Miami River is connected to the Great Miami Buried Valley Aquifer, where Dayton gets its water.
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has finished a one-year study of the Great Miami River Corridor, which looked at opportunities for economic development along a 99-mile stretch. The area studied runs from around Sidney, up in Shelby County, down to the city of Hamilton in Butler County.

The Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau has been honored for its marketing excellence and tourism development.