Despite a slow start due to rain, the restoration project on the dam at Lake Sequoyah in Highlands is steadily continuing and on track for a May completion date.
"While it has taken longer than we had hoped to drain the lake due to a six- inch rain event and three, one-inch rain events and nine inches of snow melt off, we have moved forward," said Highlands Town Manager Bob Frye. "Every one inch of rain raises the lake by five feet. Even with all of that, we will meet our construction schedules."
Since early February, the bed at Lake Sequoyah has been exposed as water has been drained and pumped out of the lake in order to complete dam repairs and to install a new water intake valve. The new intake valve, which is being built upstream from the dam on town property, is expected to supply two million gallons of drinking water per day.