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Buckeye Lake Dam Debacle
At one of Ohio’s most popular inland-boating destinations, boating opportunities are being impacted due to a 177-year-old earthen
dam deemed at risk of failure by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Buckeye Lake is a 2,800-acre reservoir east of Columbus that was dug
by hand in the 1830s as a water supply for the Ohio and Erie Canal.
It’s currently being maintained at winter pool levels as a precaution
against a breach. The 370-plus homes that dot the structure, combined with trees planted along its edge, contribute to internal erosion of the 4.1-mile-long embankment, according to the Corps. The
lake averages a depth of six feet when allowed to fill to normal levels
for the summer boating season, but the annual autumn drawdown
drops it to half that depth for the winter months, to accommodate
the spring thaw. That leaves Buckeye Lake boaters only three feet of
depth in which to navigate – and considerably less in the canals and
along shorelines, where docks are left high and dry and boat access
to waterfront homes and businesses is curtailed. Ohio Governor John
Kasich has pledged to rebuild the dam at an estimated cost of up to
$150 million, with a five-year construction timeline. — D.A.
Boating Trust Fund
Extended For Now
Boaters’ tax dollars continue to flow to the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund (SFRBTF), at least in the short term. While
Congress worked to develop and fund a multiyear transportation bill in late May, lawmakers
could only agree on a short-term fix, extending the Trust Fund until the end of July 2015.
Traditionally passed as part of the
Federal Highway Bill, the SFRBTF is the
backbone of numerous boating infrastructure, safety, and fish-habitat programs.
“While we appreciate the short term extension, this model ‘User Pays-Public Benefits’
program must be sustained for the long
run,” stated BoatU.S. president, Margaret
Podlich. “Working with a broad coalition of
boating and angling groups, we will continue
to push for long-term reauthorization to
keep boaters’ dollars flowing to the Trust
Fund and the multiple programs that
boaters depend upon.” For updates,