My town has a sad little lake. I’ve only lived here a short time and there hasn’t been a lake at all, but it is expected within a matter of months. The most exciting part, for me, is when it is back, it’s within a block from my home.
Once the center point of town, the original earthen dam collapsed when a storm brought heavy rains in 2003. A new dam was built in 2008. The town’s people were so excited! They had their lake back. It was especially enjoyed by the homeowners that live right on the lake and have piers. In it’s heyday, they enjoyed swimming , boating and skiing, as well as the annual 4th of July Fireworks which were set off on the dam.
Sadly, in 2010 the lake drained because of a sink hole under the dam that had been replaced. Engineers and Construction companies were once again put to work but this time declaring that the job would be done correctly this time.
Luckily, for the town, the town was able to sue the engineers and construction companies and recoup some of the expense so that it wouldn’t just be paid by the town’s people.
When it does reopen in a few months, it will have a new pier, a snack bar, and play ground, and a small beach area.I’m sure I’ll be cooling off there on hot summer days, and I will be up front for the fireworks on the 4th of July.