Ericson, Neb. – The Lake Ericson Board has approved repairs to the lake’s infrastructure, that’s according to Board President Joe Wadas who says repairs to the emergency spillway alone will cost $75,000 to $80,000.
The spillway is what gave way following immense rain June 11-15 draining most of the lakes water in a matter of hours.
The board plans to bring in engineers to help with reconstruction and build a structure that will withstand future flooding.
The lake’s structural dam remains in place and operational said Wadas who expects the lakes leak to be stopped tomorrow, weather permitting.
Wadas doesn’t know how long it will take to refill the lake or when water would be let back in saying only that it will depend on the engineers and when the time is ready.
Donations are being accepted at the Ericson State Bank and Cornerstone Bank.
Photos courtesy of Cheryl Krohn.