More progress is being made to fix the problem at Long Creek Reservoir in Meridian. During a work session Tuesday, the manager for the project from the city's Public Works Department informed city council members that water from the lake is no longer being drained. David Sloan told the group that preliminary work on the dam will soon be finished.
"We should be finished with the concrete work this week and start the actual dig next week," says Sloan. "So, it should be about 80 feet wide to be in compliance."
The current width is 20 feet. Officials from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality will revisit the reservoir next week to examine the progress. Last month city officials started lowering the water there because of a lack of funds to fix a problem with the dam.