Lake Mary spillway work under way

Published 12:05 am Thursday, July 12, 2012

WOODVILLE — Work has begun to replace the Sam Field Spillway water control structure on the north end of Lake Mary between Wilkinson and Adams counties.

The project is expected to cost $1,643,807.55.

Annual flooding of the Mississippi River has placed strain on the spillway for years, damaging it beyond repair. Most recently, the spillway’s lack of function has contributed to low water levels on the lake.

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