Update on Dam Reconstruction Project – January 15th 2018
This is just a note to confirm that the lake level is about 6 – 8 inches lower than original.
Later this month a stainless steel plate will be attached to the dam to bring the water level up to its original height.
Pictures of the dam as at January 2018 are attached.
New Jackson Creek Elementary School & Magistrate Courts
Members will no doubt be aware of the tremendous investment by Richland County in the Dent area around Decker Boulevard led by Richland County Councilman Jim Manning. The new Jackson Creek Elementary School and the $20 million Magistrates building are just the beginning. Decker center environmental
Planning is in progress for a $2 million streetscaping improvement of Decker Boulevard using funding is from penny tax receipts. Decker Renaissance Plan
The County has responded magnificently to lobbying efforts by Gills Creek Watershed Association, Cary Lake Homeowners Association & others for control of storm water run-off which has a beneficial impact on Cary Lake. Storm water from these projects is effectively triple filtered before discharge through use of permeable concrete, underground settling tanks & finally a rain garden.
CLHA member Alicia DeMhyrer has been successful in obtaining a grant from Palmetto Pride to install trash cans on Decker Boulevard. Other members of CLHA have been involved in judging science projects with the students & staff at Dent Middle School. These projects are for design of raingardens to mitigate storm water run-off from school buildings, car parks & athletic fields. The Rotary Club of Forest Acres has partnered with Dent Middle School to provide food packs to underprivileged students. For details contact Rotary President Sandi Olsen at email@example.com.
All these projects are improving the quality of water in Cary Lake.