Watch this short video to see progress as crews restore integrity to the dam at Ocean Beach. The restoration work for the south shoulder is similar to the rebuild of the north shoulder that took place in 2012. Both projects were funded through donations to the Clark Lake Spirit Foundation.
An epic fail of the dam could draw down the lake level by 2 to 4 feet. Imagine where that would put the new shoreline. A recently found news article from 1954 predicted a much worse outcome when the spillway itself was in danger of failing. A County official said the lake could lose up to 7 feet of water. Emergency repairs took place and disaster was averted. The north and south shoulders play a critical role in keeping water in the lake. That’s why the current Dam Strong project is imperative.