Tag: Lake White Dam

27Dec 2014

URETEK Repairs Ohio’s Leaking Lake White Dam

By Robert Armstead

Nothing can ruin a day of boating on Lake White in Waverly, Ohio, more than being told it is closed to boating until further notice. And when it’s Labor Day, it can ruin everyone’s holiday plans for spending a lazy summer day on your favorite lake.

Lake White Dam was built in the 1930s during the Great Depression. The dam contains the 337-acre Lake White that is used for swimming, water skiing, fishing and boating. When the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) discovered a leak in the center of the dam, they immediately set out to figure out what was causing it. In order to find the source of the leak, they began to gradually dewater the lake above the dam by, what turned out to be, approximately 15 feet.

In an abundance of caution, ODNR detoured motorists from Route 104 that travels over the dam and told boat owners to remove their boats from the…