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September 8, 2015

BTU declares watch condition for Bryan Utilities Lake Dam

Bryan Texas Utilities has declared a watch condition for Bryan Utilities Lake Dam. 

During routine inspection some minor cracks in soil on the dam have been noted and the engineering firm of Freese and Nichols has done some preliminary inspection. 

There is no immediate danger of the dam failing; however the potential does exist for the situation to worsen and so immediate inspection is underway.

“The Dam undergoes an annual inspection by our outside engineering firm and weekly visual inspection by BTU Staff”, said BTU spokesman David Werley. “There have been repairs made to the Dam in the past and BTU is diligent in the inspection and maintenance of the facility”.

Lake Bryan has a surface area of approximately 829 acres and was constructed in 1975 to provide cooling water for the Dansby Power Plant.

For more information, please contact:

David Werley
Group Manager of Business and Customer Operations

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