Repairs being made to Lake Lewisville dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is investigating the safety of the Lake Lewisville dam.

A 160-foot landslide appeared in the dam after a record rainfall and flooding last summer. It has left many residents and boaters concerned.

Congressman Michael Burgess, who represents Denton County and portions of Tarrant County, joined Good Day Wednesday morning to talk about the progress of the project.

“This is a 60-year-old earthen berm. It does require some attention and the good news is that it’s going to get some attention,” he said. “Sure, the slide is a problem. But the slide I’m told by the engineers is more of a cosmetic issue.”

Burgess assured his constituents the repairs are being made. He plans to tour the area Wednesday to check on the work that started in January.

The project could cost more than $6 million. It is expected to be complete in late summer.

The Corps of Engineers is also working on a dam modification study to identify other safety issues. Those repairs will likely be completed in 2018, Burgess said.

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