Water coming over and through dam on Robins Lake Road
Adams County Emergency Management crews were on the scene at Robins Lake Road Thursday night monitoring the dam that had a hole in it and water coming over the top, officials said.
“It is not broke right now,” said Robert Bradford Sr., Adams County Emergency Management director. “It’s just got a hole in it. We’re down here right now monitoring it right now to see what it is going to do.”
Bradford said he could not tell how much water is coming through the hole because water also is coming over part of the top of the dam.
“It is overflowing on the road,” Bradford said, “so right now we just can’t tell. We just want to make sure we don’t breach and make sure the people on the other side are safe. It is not endangering any houses right now. It is coming over but the levee is not fully breached.”
Wes Middleton, who was just sworn in as Adams County District 1 Supervisor on Thursday morning, said he and county road manager Robbie Dollar have been monitoring the situation for two to three days anticipating Thursday’s heavy rainfall.
Middleton said the water coming over the top of the dam sloughed off a top portion of the dam and the road department barricaded the road, keeping traffic off the top of the dam.
“Part of it has dropped off but it is stable,” Middleton said. “Water is off the road and still coming through the pipes. The levee is stable right now.”
Bradford said he had called for state dam inspectors to come out Thursday night and Middleton said he had multiple pumps coming in to pump the water level down on the lake.
Middleton estimated the area received up to 7 inches of rain Thursday.
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