Town councilman: Holes in Edinburgh dam staying put, for now

Holes that appeared in a historic dam in Edinburgh last summer won’t be fixed anytime soon because the town can’t afford the repairs.

The town would have to pay about $200,000 to direct water away temporarily just to inspect the dam below the current water level and find out what repairs are needed, town council president Ron Hoffman said.

Engineers have told the town that actually repairing the dam, which is located in the channel of the Big Blue River, would cost between $500,000 and $1 million, he said.

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