Update September 25th – We have received a preliminary engineering plan which describes the repairs to the gate house area we have been discussing. The repairs include replacing the gate house with an on-grade solution which will not limit future Perkins road snow plowing activity. Estimates presented for this work generated by our engineering firm agree with the lower side of our own preliminary estimation assuming the towns still help by providing some supplies (sandbags), the machinery and operators as planned. The expected total budget for engineering and repairs remains $80,000 funding for which has been met.
Water level is at the maximum drop expected, about four feet from the mean normal water level. The photos show that it may still be possible to launch hand-carried craft such as kayak or canoe to the water over the ramp. It is unlikley that a trailer launched vessel could be successfully launched.
Work is proceeding on the draft permit plans [4mb] which will serve as the basis for the construction plans when approved.