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WFG DAM TEMPORARILY CLOSING PUBLIC ACCESS TO DIKES FOR REPAIRS

Published May 3, 2019

MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District’s Walter F. George Lake Project will close public access to both the Alabama and Georgia-side dikes to repair damage resulting from Hurricane Michael.

Closure will commence on May 6, 2019, beginning with the Alabama side of the dike. The Georgia side will close (with an announcement via WFG Lake Project’s Facebook Page) after repairs have completed on the Alabama side. The temporary closure is expected to last approximately six to eight weeks.

“This closure will allow for crews to conduct temporary repairs to the rip rap armor that was damaged during Hurricane Michael,” said William Hancock, chief ranger at WFG Lake Project.

During this time period no foot or vehicle traffic will be permitted on the dikes. The Phenomenon Trail is available in East Bank Park for walking and hiking, and accessible from the parking lot at the east end of the Georgia-side dike.

For more information about USACE Mobile District, please visit: http://www.sam.usace.army.mil/

Like the WFG Lake Project on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/WalterFGeorgeLake/

 

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Release no. 19-011