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

DNREC monitoring dropping water levels in Milford’s Silver Lake

MILFORD (Aug. 24, 2012) – DNREC engineers and fisheries biologists have been onsite since Wednesday investigating and monitoring dropping water levels in Milford’s Silver Lake.

“At this point, we believe the change in water levels is due to rotted timbers at the pond outlet,” said Frank Piorko, Director of DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship. “Our preliminary assessment indicates no problems with the dam’s embankment.”

DNREC is continuing to monitor water levels and the dam embankment while evaluating repairs to stop the water level decrease and restore the dam’s normal flow. “We will be notifying the media and the public as soon as we have finalized our plans,” Piorko said.

Milford’s Silver Lake, which is owned and maintained by the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife, occupies approximately 28.5 acres adjoining a city park. The shallow lake draws anglers seeking carp, largemouth bass and sunfish, while canoeists and kayakers also can launch from its shoreline.

Vol. 42, No. 327

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