CA to Perform Engineering Inspection of the Lake Elkhorn Dam

Lake water levels will temporarily be lowered

The Columbia Association (CA) will lower the water level of Lake Elkhorn to perform an engineering inspection of the dam spillway weir, the concrete portion of the dam that the water flows over on a daily basis, in March. The purpose of this inspection is to evaluate existing conditions for future dam renovations to stabilize the concrete spillway. The water level drawdown process will take approximately four to six days, and CA anticipates that sections of shoreline and lake bottom may be exposed for a short period of time. The inspection will take less than one day and, once completed, the lake water levels will begin to revert to normal. If you have any questions, please call CA’s Open Space Management Office at 410-312-6330.

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For media inquiries, contact:

Kelly Cooper

10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, Maryland 21044


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