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August 3, 2013

Cutoff wall to prevent erosion at Wolf Creek

Project unrelated to repairs on dam

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Somerset —

Getty said current work on the cutoff wall is near the powerhouse and is not affecting fishing immediately below the dam. Efforts by the Corps of Engineers earlier this year to ban fishing within 500 feet of Wolf Creek and other Corps-operated dams created a brouhaha that reached the halls of Congress. Eventually the U.S. House and Senate placed a two-year moratorium on the Corps’ plans to keep fishing boats in the tailwaters from getting close to the dam.
“That still doesn’t mean it’s not dangerous to get up close to the dam,” said Getty. However, he indicated construction of the cutoff wall extension is not likely to interfere with fishing in what would have been a restricted area.

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