Kern River Valley

Gov't officials hold public meetings for dam work, lake recreation concerns

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Officials are holding a pair of public meetings to address recreation concerns during Isabella Lake dam work.

The Isabella Lake Dam Safety Modification Project, with construction slated for 2017, will address over-topping, seismic and seepage issues identified with Isabella Lake's main and auxiliary dams to reduce the likelihood of dam failure.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Forest Service will hold meetings 6-8 p.m. Sept. 25 at Kernville Chamber of Commerce and the next day from 9-11 a.m. at Lake Isabella Veterans and Senior Center, according to the Corps.

The purpose of the meetings is to gather information from local residents interested in recreation at the lake about possible impacts anticipated as part of the dam modernization project.