No answer yet for Lake Peachtree

A definitive answer for repairing the Lake Peachtree spillway, thus enabling the lake to be refilled with water, is likely several weeks away.

While county officials delivered documents to the state’s Safe Dams program Tuesday, the county’s consulting engineer is working to review and investigate all data, according to Fayette County Administrator Steve Rapson.

The county wants to conduct a temporary repair on the spillway so the lake can be refilled and work can begin on designing a new spillway structure, officials have said.

The lake level was lowered in February to allow for dock and shore maintenance, but structural problems with the spillway led to the lake remaining shallow in some places and non-existent in others.

On some of the dry patches of the lake, grass has begun to grow as the eyesore continues to perturb citizens, as it is visible from nearby Ga. Highway 54 ... and the backyards of many property owners along the lakeshore.

The lake is owned by the city, but the county uses the lake as a drinking water reservoir, so officials from both governments are working on the solution.

Because of the mostly dry lakebed, the annual triathlon had to be moved this past Saturday from its usual Lake Peachtree location to the lake on the city's western border.

Spyglass
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I wish the Dam people would make up their mind....

Maybe SB has an answer. :)

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I wish the sidewalks on the dam bridge

would get widened, too. Might as well just do it all at once.

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The dam bridge is one way....courtesy must take over..

But I too wondered why we should take a month to just fix the dam bridge rails...I don't see why the entire dam bridge couldn't be replaced in that time with one wider...

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Different bridge

I meant the one on McIntosh/Kelly at the dam bridge. Twas never built to take carts, it is a narrow sidewalk on both sides. It's a wonder a cart has never tipped over the curb onto the bridge. Cannot even wedge a walking person by you if you meet coming toward each other, much less try to back up to let someone come across.

On 54 at Wyndham, it was discussed about 3-4 years ago, but the cost to widen was way, way too much..don't remember the details. When the Pinewood cash comes flowing into the general fund, I'm sure it will be replaced with a deluxe travelator with mood lighting and a waterfall feature. Btw, there is no dam there, although we could dam it, too, I guess, for a small fee.:)

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I cross the McIntosh/Kelly bridge all the time..

It is narrow, but if the carts go the way they are supposed to, no real troubles...you might have to slow down for a walker etc..but that is really no issue too.

One more peeve about the paths, you can tell the cart drivers who never actually walk/bike on the paths..they do not like to slow down if they can help it.

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