Dam construction at Oak Grove Lake set for summer - FOX Carolina 21

Dam construction delayed at Greenville lake

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Oak Grove Lake drained due to a problem with the dam in April. (April 13, 2012/FOX Carolina) Oak Grove Lake drained due to a problem with the dam in April. (April 13, 2012/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

It has been almost a month since a Greenville County lake drained due to a ruptured dam.

Greenville County Recreation District officials said construction to repair the dam at Oak Grove Lake could begin sometime late summer.

"Our intent and our plan is to repair the dam and to do what it takes to get the lake back up to full pond," said Mike Teachey, the director of communications for Greenville Rec.

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Teachey said the rain will determine how long it will take for the lake to fill up.

Crews have put in a sediment dam at the lake to stop sediment from washing away downstream, Teachey said.

On April 12, officials had warned residents for possible rising flood waters as the lake drained due to the dam problem. A day later, the lake had drained almost entirely.

Neighbors reported on Wednesday that lake remained dry.

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