Big progress was made today toward finishing the Dam Strong project. The area was surveyed for the laying of a concrete apron around the dam basin that will slow down dirt and other debris from filling the basin. The area for four cement platforms to support Spirit Trail benches was also mapped out.
A crew from S T Walker Concrete is put the forms in place and poured cement today. Many watched it happen live on the DamCam. Mike McKay explains.
Future steps include laying sod, placing a bike rack to the east of the basin, and erecting a fence on the south side of the shrubbery.
Through donations to the Dam Strong project, the weakened south side of the dam was fortified in 2017. In 2012, a similar rebuild took place on the north side. Both were under the auspices of the Clark Lake Spirit Foundation, a 501c3 that benefits Clark Lake.
The laying of the concrete and landscaping surrounding the basin are gifts from Mike McKay. The four Spirit Trail benches and dam reconstruction are made possible by donations to the Dam Strong project. To review the Dam Strong Honor Roll, please click here.
This video tells how the dam was threatened, and how the community came to the rescue.