Lake Thurlow To Be Lowered Ahead Of Spillway Gate Replacement

| June 13, 2018 @ 5:00 am

By Justin Averette

Water levels on Lake Thurlow will be lowered starting at midnight Monday, June 18, ahead of a multiphase project to replace spillway gates at Thurlow Dam.

The water level at Lake Thurlow is expected to drop by as much as 10 feet by midnight Wednesday, June 20.

The 2018 drawdown is tentatively scheduled to end Oct. 31, with water levels returning to normal pool level. A similar drawdown is planned for 2019 from June through October.The drawdown is needed to replace the dam’s spillway crest gates, known as flashboards, which were installed in the 1920s.

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