Summertime fun returns to Buckeye Lake

BUCKEYE LAKE, Ohio (WTVN) --For the first time in three years, residents of Buckeye Lake were able to hold their annual July 4th boat parade.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers determined the 4.1-mile dam was at risk of failing, due to the hundreds of homes, docks and other structures that had been built into it. 

Water levels were reduced several years ago as repairs were made. While the work was good for the dam, it bad for local tourist activities.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the $110-million project is expected to wrap up by the fall of 2018.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story)

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