U.S. Fish and Wildlife Unveils Lake Ilo Dam Repair Plan

(Dunn County, ND) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has unveiled plans to repair the Lake Ilo Dam, which has integrity issues that are causing public concern. Increased seepage and erosion were first noticed at the dam in 2020, and the issue could potentially compromise the dam over time. The lake’s water levels have since been reduced to reduce pressure on the dam. While the specifics of the repair plan are still being developed, it will likely involve a filter that’s designed to allow water to pass through while preventing further erosion. Some closures are expected at the construction site by next spring.

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