Long time residents of Black Diamond, Judy and I love our community and the unique natural beauty and colorful history we have here. Join us in learning more about our history, local wildlife, must do hikes, conservation areas to explore and the opportunities and challenges faced by our community. Craig Goodwin

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08/04/2011

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Jack Sperry

The weir was inspected by DOE when completely submerged. If you look closely at the picture of the weir you will see water squirting out at the interface between the right horizontal dam and the right concrete vertical wall of the fish ladder (just above the waterline). This prominent leak could not be seen during the inspection and it makes one wonder if there are other leaks under the weir.

Craig

Let,s see what happens. Given our recent history, we may want to encourage leakage. The issues you raise have more to do with structural integrity than with the weir itself. To limit flooding, wouldn't you rather see lower water levels now? And to be clear, leakage along the side is quite different than leakage under the structure which could be a real long term problem. What I observed was leakage along the side on a seam.

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