Aberdeen Lake has been drained for repairs. The Aberdeen Lake dam and spillway were damaged in late 2016 during Hurricane Matthew. The sluice gate was damaged by the force of the volume of water from the large amount of rainfall from the hurricane.
The lake will be empty for approximately 30 to 40 days while a coffer dam is built and other improvements made, stated the town in the bi-monthly Bon Accord newsletter.
The repairs are being funded by FEMA through a disaster grant.
As renovations to the dam are being made, Aberdeen Lake will be an active work-site with the presence of materials and heavy equipment.
The water will be returned to the lake once the coffer dam is repaired and the new sluice gate is installed. The dam is over 70 years old.