Business leaders seek second opinion on failing Ohio dam

April 1, 2015 6:12 PM

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The regional chamber of commerce at central Ohio's Buckeye Lake is seeking a second expert opinion following a federal report warning of a catastrophic dam failure that could put 3,000 lives at risk.

The recent U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report concluded there is a high risk of failure at the 4.1-mile earthen dam at the lake, about 30 miles east of Columbus. Gov. John Kasich has said that Ohio will replace the dam. In the meantime, the lake is being kept at winter levels of about 3 feet, rough...

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