Buckeye Lake

The Ohio Department of Transportation is installing signs along Interstate 70 and at other locations advertising some of the businesses still open while the deteriorating Buckeye Lake dam and low lake water levels keep tourists away.

Newark Advocate

The state has asked hundreds of homeowners on the deteriorated dam at Buckeye Lake to remove their docks and other structures, such as decks, in preparation for construction of a replacement barrier. 

The U.S. Small Business Administration is making low-interest loans available to business owners who lost revenue because of low Buckeye Lake water levels. 

Newark Advocate

The State Controlling Board has approved spending nearly 8.4 million dollars for design work for replacing the deteriorating dam at Buckeye Lake.

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Governor John Kasich told reporters Thursday the proposed design for a barrier in front of the deteriorating Buckeye Lake dam could save money and accelerate the project.

Newark Advocate

State officials say boat ramps on Buckeye Lake will be closed today, citing the low water levels needed to protect the lake's dam from collapsing.

Ron Corby

Summertime travel is starting up. But trouble at Buckeye Lake may be keeping tourists away. 

Newark Advocate

The central Ohio lake where a faulty dam and lowered water levels are already biting into the summer economy now has another problem: algae blooms. 

The deteriorating dam at Buckeye Lake and related safety concerns will be the focus of an annual gathering arranged by the local chamber of commerce today.


Ohio Department of Natural Resources officials say inspections of the failing Buckeye Lake dam will begin now to determine how many docks need to be removed.


The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has set new construction and dock usage policies at Buckeye Lake.

Fairfield and Licking County Emergency Management officials will hold a practice evacuation at Buckeye Lake on April 25 at the urging of Ohio Governor John Kasich.

The regional chamber of commerce at Buckeye Lake says it will seek a second expert opinion following a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report warning of a catastrophic dam failure.

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Governor John Kasich says the process of replacing a faulty earthen dam at Buckeye Lake will begin immediately and the water will be kept at lower winter levels in the meantime, a move likely to hurt tourism. 

Nearly 500 residents and business owners attended a public meeting to discuss threats to a central Ohio lake following a report of potential catastrophic failure at its dam. 


More than 50 state and local emergency management officials met yesterday to prepare for a possible collapse of the Buckeye Lake dam.

Ohio emergency management officials plan to discuss the precarious situation with a faulty dam at Buckeye Lake. 


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the chance of the failure of the Buckeye Lake dam is so great, the  lake should be drained until repairs can be made.

Algae Warnings At East Fork Lake Lifted

Jul 28, 2014

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has lifted a public health advisory issued last month for swimmers at East Fork Lake in Clermont County. 

E.Coli Found At Two Buckeye Lake Beaches

Jul 16, 2014
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

The Ohio Department of Health says levels of E.Coli bacteria at two Buckeye lake beaches are unsafe.