The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is looking to restore a dam’s normal flow after detecting low water levels at Milford’s Silver Lake.
DNREC officials have been monitoring water levels as well as the dam’s embankment where repairs to stop the dropping levels have taken place. Biologists and engineers have been on site since Wednesday to fix the problem.
“At this point, we believe the change in water levels is due to rotted timbers at the pond outlet,” said Frank Piorko, Director of DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship. “Our preliminary assessment indicates no problems with the dam’s embankment.”
DNREC’s Division of Fish owns and maintains Milford’s Silver Lake.