COLUMBUS—State Senator Jay Hottinger
(R-Newark) today joined Governor John Kasich and Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director Jim Zehringer in dedicating the newly completed dam at Buckeye Lake State Park.
Hottinger commended the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, construction and engineering firms and Buckeye Lake citizens for their partnership in seeing this project through to completion.
“Today marks a huge milestone in the history of Buckeye Lake,” said Hottinger. “I applaud the residents for their input and the state for its commitment to this project. The new dam will ensure safety for homeowners and boaters, while promoting continued economic development and tourism in this growing area.”
The initial project was estimated to take five years and cost $150 million to complete but it was completed in two years, finishing under budget by $43 million.