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LAKE DELHI: Dam Bidding Process Begins

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The dam at Lake Delhi has been given the green light for reconstruction.

Heavy rains in July of 2010 broke the dam and sent debris rushing down the Maquoketa River. Now it’s just a dry lake bed.

KWWL reports the Lake Delhi Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday to begin the bidding process to restore the lake. Last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the board the permit to rebuild the dam.

The trustee president says Lake Delhi could be restored by 2015. Rebuilding the dam is estimated to cost around $16 million.

People living along the dam said they were happy to see the process moving along and ready to bring back economic life to the area.