Hamlin Lake Dam Repairs Underway

Smethport Web — by Nathan Muller

Hamlin Lake lowered by 3 feet for dam repairs.  [Photo by Matt Muller]If you’ve been over to Hamlin Lake recently, you may have noticed the water level isn’t what it used to be. In fact, the water level has gone down by three feet. [Click image for aerial photo.]

The missing water isn’t due to summer drought or clandestine siphoning by parties unknown; the level was taken down to allow for repair work on the dam by Duffy, Inc. of East Smethport. The project is expected to cost about $190,000.

As reported by Borough Council president Greg Rounsville, the project is on schedule to be completed by the October deadline set by the state Department of Environmental Protection.