LAKE DELHI: New Dam Groundbreaking

Lake Delhi Dam

The official groundbreaking to rebuild the Lake Delhi dam is being held Thursday.

The dam collapsed under pressure from flood waters in July of 2010. The nine-mile long lake drained, sending debris rushing down the Maquoketa River.

The estimated cost of rebuilding the dam is $11.9 million. The state, county, and Lake Delhi residents are chipping in to fund it.

The plans also include a new, larger spillway that is expected to handle future flood waters.