Torrential rains on Memorial Day 2003 washed away the lake's earthen dam, and the town spent years trying to finance a new dam. Construction of a $9.8 million concrete dam was completed earlier this year, and the town began refilling the lake in June. The lake was filled up last month when the remnants of Tropical Storm Fay dumped rain in the area.
The engineer met with town leaders Monday night about lake level concerns. He said there was nothing he could do to change the level, unless the town wants to spend more money.