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County weighs options on Beaver Creek Dam repair


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Hill County officials are in a quandary about what to do with a problem at Beaver Creek Dam — the gate to the drain system is malfunctioning and the county has no way to regulate additional water flow or to drain the reservoir — and how to fund its repair.

"You need money, and you have no income," said Marvin Cross, civil engineering specialist for the state Department of Natural Resources and Conservation during a meeting Tuesday.

The issue is with operational problems at both the upper and lower gates on a drainage conduit at the dam. Leaks on the lower end and a malfunction in the...

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