Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Work begins on Fairview Lake dam

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.