Spillway Update September 17, 2017
Indian Lake Spillway and Levee Update 2016
The Indian Lake spillway is scheduled for replacement this fall. Designs are being completed now and should be in the hands of the State soon. Construction is scheduled to begin this fall and end next spring. The 100 year old spillway will be replaced with a newer design and the existing 4,000 foot levee will be stabilized. During heavy rains there is some water seepage near the parking lot where the helioport is located near Russells Point. According to the State of Ohio WEB site soundings have been made to determine the stability of the spillway and levee. Several trees were cut down and bushes we removed from the levee, they weaken the soil and provide paths for water seepage.
The 700 foot one hundred year old spillway will be replaced by an accordion labyrinth style spillway similar to those being used in the western United States. The design allows more water to move over the dam in heavy rains which is more efficient in maintaining the level of the lake. The 4000 foot levee is seeping water and will be stabilized, the levee extends from the spillway to Russells Point under Route 366.