The Clary Lake Association has completed repairs to the Clary Lake Dam that have restored the lake’s water level after several years of low levels and frustration for lakefront property owners.
Pease Construction Services of Skowhegan completed the repairs in two stages for a contract price of $26,200, according to George Fergusson, secretary of the Clary Lake Association.
Work on the repairs started Nov. 5, came to a halt due to the amount of rain and the lack of permission from an abutter to build a cofferdam, or temporary dam. Work resumed Dec. 10 and was complete Dec. 23.
The repairs began with sealing the upstream face of the dam from leaking by spraying concrete on the dam, Fergusson said.
The second phase of repairs was to install a weir to help regulate the water level. Previously, someone had to manually open and close a gate near the dam to regulate the lake’s water level.