Culver Seeks Plan For Failed Eastern Iowa Dam

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State officials say it will be a while before they decide whether to rebuild an eastern Iowa dam that failed after floodwater ate through the structure. Full Story
Carol Pelfrey

Eldora, IA

#1 Aug 3, 2010
This is a privately owned lake that residents paid to maintain. As a taxpayer I would be against "we the taxpayers" fronting this project.
Iowa Taxpayer

United States

#2 Aug 3, 2010
Chester will find a way to spend taxpayers money come hell or high water. Private Lake, Private dam, let them figure it out. I'm not against helping the victims below the dam. I think they should file lawsuits against the Lake Delhi owners for the flood damages, afterall, this whole situation was caused by negligence on the Lake Delhi owners part and could have been avoided.
ankeny via lake delhi

Mason City, IA

#3 Aug 3, 2010
Touchy situation, private dam, but public lake. you be the judge on how much public money goes to rebuilding a private dam for public recreational usage
Iowa Taxpayer

United States

#4 Aug 3, 2010
ankeny via lake delhi wrote:
Touchy situation, private dam, but public lake. you be the judge on how much public money goes to rebuilding a private dam for public recreational usage
Where did you read that it was a public lake? Every article I've read said it was private. Your sign on, are you from Lake Delhi?
ankeny via lake delhi

Mason City, IA

#5 Aug 3, 2010
Yes, from the lake delhi area. There is 3 or 4 public boat ramps to access lake delhi. Public recreational usage lake, but the dam and homes are a private association.

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