By Susan A. Neufeld
Crestline, CA – San Bernardino County recently received approval from the state to move forward on the construction of the Lake Gregory dam. The project is now open for competitive bids and a contractor will be selected in the first quarter of 2018. Construction is slated to begin at the beginning of next summer, with completion expected in 2019.
The dredged material from the lake, which is being stored at San Moritz Lodge, will be used for other county projects, a portion will be made available for public use, and the remaining amount will be hauled away as part of the project. The initial intent was to possibly use the dredged material in the buttressing of the dam. Due to the amount of organic matter in the dirt, new source material has been identified and approved by the state to be used for the damn construction.