The upgrade of the Fairview Lake Dam will smooth out and stabilize the banks of the earthen structure, control water seepage through the bottom of the dam and create a spillway designed to handle the “maximum potential flood.” With the engineering, the project is projected to cost $2 million. Ninety percent of the cost will be paid by the Utah Division of Water Resources (DWR) under its dam safety program. Sanpete Messenger
Note: In March 2013, Sanpete County’s construction industry’s year-to-year job growth rate measured a whopping 24 percent. Work at the dam should help keep construction employment on the upswing.