Lakes become wastelands in flood stricken communities (SC)

Close to two years after more than 50 dams breached in the October 2015 flood, the Department of Transportation says nearly a dozen privately owned dams still sit in limbo.  Others have already made the decision not to rebuild. At Pine Tree Lake in the Gills Creek Watershed, the Department of Health and Environmental Control says the owners have proposed removing the dam.  In cases like those, DHEC says the lake’s allowed to return to its natural state. For many, that’s a creek or stream surrounded by a meadow that could grow into the forest over the years.  Meanwhile, DOT’s worked with 26 private dam owners who have state roads running over their breached dams.    Read the article………….


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