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Meeting planned to discuss options for dam on Elkhorn Creek

July 28, 2021 GMT

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — A public workshop is planned to discuss options for an aging dam on the north fork of Elkhorn Creek, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources said.

The agency said it will lead a discussion on Aug. 3 about the Great Crossing Dam near Georgetown. A study commissioned by Scott County officials found the low-head dam needs repair but isn’t in danger of immediate failure.

Fish and Wildlife said it is considering options that include removing the structure from the waterway, which would improve safety for boaters and swimmers and also improve water quality.

The meeting will be held at Great Crossing High School in Georgetown. Those attending will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback to department officials.