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 66. PROJECT:Lake DeSmet Master Plan and Reservoir Rehabilitation Plan
SPONSOR:Lake DeSmet Counties Coalition, Joint Powers Board
LOCATION:Johnson County
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level II 7 2002 II $100,000 2004

The Lake DeSmet Counties Coalition (LDCC) requested assistance with planning estimating water uses and evaluating operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation needs of the reservoir. The study is under way and the following issues are being investigated:

Master Planning;
Identify potential water uses and impacts,
Review water rights and correct any problems,
Conduct water quality investigation and determine potential impacts from CBM water discharges into the reservoir,
Determine the potential for hydropower generation,
Study economics associated with multiple uses, and
Evaluate the potential for additional access to the lake shoreline.

Reservoir Rehabilitation;
Conduct internal and external structural inspection of all facilities,
Conduct seepage investigations during a full condition,
Review the monitoring program,
Study up grading control structures and telemetry needs, and
Evaluate operation and maintenance needs and upgrade the O&M manual.

No legislative action is required at this time.

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