Although a preliminary report suggests a dam could be built in the Rocky Creek Basin, some members of the Barrow County Water and Sewer Authority were reluctant to fund a design and engineering proposal. The project would create a 308-acre reservoir and have 2.5 billion gallons of water.
The authority heard the second of two reports generated by GEOHydro, Inc. on the feasibility of building an “earthen dam” between Mulberry and Chicken Lyle Roads, off Hwy. 53, at its Oct. 26 meeting.
Independent consultant Phil Schmidt, of Schmidt Engineering & Land Surveying, presented the report, which concluded there is “no significant real technical constraints to preclude the construction of a large earthen embankment for the planned reservoir.” Schmidt told the authority the report was only “preliminary” and was based on a series of soil samples taken from four locations at the possible dam site.
A preliminary report suggests a dam could be built in the Rocky Creek Basin to create a 308-acre reservoir which would be almost 200 acres smaller than the Bear Creek Reservoir.
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