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Buckeye Lake water levels rise after last stop-log dropped in place

The water levels finally started to rise in Buckeye Lake after the last stop-log was dropped into place Wednesday.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources shared on their Twitter page that the last stop-log was placed just before 8 a.m.

They said the water level was already starting to rise. According to ODNR, the stop-logs will allow the water to rise to the "interim pool level," which is just one foot below the normal summer level. ODNR said when the project is complete, the pool levels will return to normal.

ODNR added the project is running ahead of schedule. They expect the work on the dam to be completed by Autumn 2018, bringing a normal pool level for summer 2019.

ODNR said the project has remained on $261 million budget.

ABC 6/FOX 28 will continue to update the Buckeye Lake dam renovation.

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