Dam Removal Halted After Local Road Collapses

7 April 2016
By Cydney Cooper

Plans to remove the Highland Dam have been halted after a nearby road collapsed Wednesday morning.  
According John Schmidt, Field Supervisor for the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the team began noticing cracks along Hide Away Road Tuesday night after water levels began to drop.  
When the team returned Wednesday they found that the cracks were about three to four inches deep.  A little further down they noticed that a road had collapsed down to river level.  
The Division of Highways was called in to assess the damage.  The DOH requested that the US Fish and Wildlife temporarily stop the removal of the Highland Dam.  
Schmidt says that his team have agreed to halt the removal and plan to resume the project at a later date.  The team will begin the removal of the Two Lick Dam next week.