Buckeye Lake

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9:36 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Problems At Buckeye Lake Dam Have Raised Questions About Dam Safety Across State

Dam at Buckeye Lake
Ron Corby

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

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9:27 am
Wed May 27, 2015

Algae Blooms Add To Problems At Central Ohio Lake

Credit 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. 

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8:11 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Results Of Second Buckeye Lake Dam Study Being Released Today

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.

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7:27 am
Fri May 1, 2015

State To Start Building New Buckeye Lake Dam Next Year

Credit bizjournals.com

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.

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6:33 am
Tue April 21, 2015

New Boating, Docking Restrictions At Buckeye Lake

Credit parks.odnr.gov

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

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7:11 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Fairfield, Licking County To Hold Practice Evacuations Related To Buckeye Lake Dam

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.

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6:29 am
Thu April 2, 2015

Buckeye Lake Chamber Wants New Dam Study

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.

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7:11 am
Fri March 20, 2015

Kasich Says State Will Replace Buckeye Lake Dam

Governor John Kasich meets in Columbus with department and emergency management officials Thursday to discuss plans to fix the Buckeye Lake dam.
Credit 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. 

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10:21 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Hundreds Attend Buckeye Lake Meeting After Faulty Dam Report

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. 

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7:38 am
Tue March 17, 2015

Emergency Management Officials To Buckeye Lake Residents - Be Prepared For Dam Collapse

Credit ODNR

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

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9:31 am
Mon March 16, 2015

Ohio Officials To Discuss Situation At Faulty Dam

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

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6:37 am
Thu March 12, 2015

Report: Buckeye Lake Dam In Danger Of Catastrophic Failure

A portion of the Buckeye Lake Dam
Credit engineering.odnr.gov

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.

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6:46 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Algae Warnings At East Fork Lake Lifted

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

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12:00 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

E.Coli Found At Two Buckeye Lake Beaches

Credit Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

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

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7:24 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Second Body Recovered From Buckeye Lake

Authorities have found the body of a second boater who drowned in Buckeye Lake after a fishing boat capsized last Friday.

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6:26 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Warnings Posted At 3 Buckeye Lake Beaches

Toxic algae blooms found in Buckeye Lake last week have prompted state officials to post warnings for swimmers at three beaches.

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6:52 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Explosion At Buckeye Lake

Licking County Sheriff's deputies are investigating an explosion last night at a mobile home community in Buckeye Lake.

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12:28 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Couple Killed In House Fire

Fairfield County Sheriff's deputies say two people were killed this morning in a house fire near Buckeye Lake.

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