The construction of the Little Otter Creek Dam in Caldwell County could begin before the end of this year. Caldwell County Presiding Commissioner Bud Motsinger says at the recent board meeting they reviewed the bids for that work.
Motsinger says the construction begins with good preparation.
The dam will be about 75 feet high and the expected water level is around 50 – 60 feet.
Motsinger says it is not a fast process.
The primary purpose of the dam is to provide a reliable source of drinking water for the area. The lake formed by the dam will also provide a source of recreation and provide flood control for areas downstream.