Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Meadow Grounds Lake Update: Great News!

An empty hole in the ground is all that remains where the beautiful Meadow Grounds Lake once lay. 

Pa State Senator Eichelberger and Representative Topper attended last night's Friends of the Meadow Grounds Lake monthly board meeting to deliver an update on the repair and refilling of the lake.

Senator Eichelberger pointed out that the geotechnical study of the dam is completed and awaiting review by PFBC officials before being made available to the public.  Secondly and perhaps most importantly, the PFBC had committed to funding the $400,000 design phase of the project.

Senator Eichelberger advised us that the recently passed transportation bill provides for a steady stream of revenue to be used to repair high-hazard dams across the state.  He also noted that government funding for the repair of the dam will likely come from a number of sources.  Along with government funding the community is expected to raise somewhere in the neighborhood of $100,000 of a local match.

The direction of the FOMGLis now changing from raising awareness and political contact to fundraising as we move into the design and funding phase of the project.

Meadow Grounds Lake; the way it was and will be again!

As we move into the design/fundraising phase, I am excited to think about being able to document the repair and refilling of the lake soon to come!


Montanagirl said...

So glad to hear you'll have that wonderful lake back!

Lindsjö taxar said...

That is great news! Our Little bird lake will be repaired too. THe owner is doing a lot of job on it. Its not so much water now but will be following the work