Skip to Page Content
Delaware.gov Governor | General Assembly | Courts | Elected Officials | State Agencies
  Photo: Featured Delaware Photo
 
 
  Phone Numbers   Mobile   Help   Size   Print   Email

Skip Navigation LinksDNREC : News : Construction of Hearns Pond Dam auxiliary spillway near Seaford begins


 
 
DNREC News Header Graphic

 Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902.

Construction of Hearns Pond Dam auxiliary spillway near Seaford begins

SEAFORD (July 30, 2012) – The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife will begin construction this week on an auxiliary spillway at Hearns Pond Dam near Seaford in Sussex County to provide a supplemental overflow outlet for excess water.

The construction will take place at the north end of the dam, adjacent to the existing boat ramp. The boat ramp will be closed during construction to accommodate construction activities. 

To provide safe working conditions during construction, the sluice gates at the main spillway will be opened to lower the pond level by several feet. The gates will remain open and the pond level will remain below normal until construction is complete.  

Construction is expected to take approximately four to six weeks.

Vol. 42, No. 288

-30-
7/31/2012
Want your news hot off the press? Join the DNREC press release email list by sending a blank email to
join-dnrec_press_releases@lists.state.de.us.
site map   |   about this site   |    contact us   |    translate   |    delaware.gov