Corps kicks off Zoar Dam Safety Modification Study

   The US Army Corps of Engineers hosted a public information meeting March 21 to kick off the Dam Safety Modification Study for Zoar Levee and Diversion Dam.  About 100 residents attended the meeting to learn more about the study process and how their involvement is critical throughout the duration of the study. 

   Public scoping meetings are part of the study process and the Corps has scheduled the first meeting for May 24, 2011, at 7 p.m. at Tusky Valley High School.  This meeting will be the first of several that will allow the public to participate, share ideas and exchange information. 

   In addition to the scoping meetings, the Corps will have office hours every Tuesday, beginning March 29, from 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Dover Dam Resident Engineer’s Office across from the Muskingum Area Office at 5336 State Route 800, NE, Dover, Ohio.  These office hours will provide additional opportunities for the residents of Zoar to discuss issues and exchange information and ideas.  These office hours will continue throughout April and May. There will be no office hours May 24, the date of the first public scoping meeting.

    The Corps will conduct the Dam Safety Modification Study to recommend a risk reduction plan for the Zoar Levee and Diversion Dam.  The Water Resources Development Act of 2007 requires that the study look at a variety of alternatives – including structural and non-structural measures.  The public’s participation is essential and necessary in order to determine the best plan to reduce risk.

   For more information, please call Public Affairs Office at 304-399-5353 or email us at

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