Dropping Water Levels in Milford's Silver Lake

Aug 24, 2012

MILFORD, Del. (AP) - Delaware state environmental officials are monitoring dropping water levels in Milford's Silver Lake.

Officials said Friday that engineers and biologists have been at the site since Wednesday, and that a preliminary assessment has found no problems with the dam's embankment. Frank Piorko, director of the Division of Watershed Stewardship, says investigators believe the change in water levels is due to rotted timbers at the pond outlet.

Officials are continuing to monitor water levels and the dam embankment. They are also evaluating repairs to stop the decrease in the water level and restore the dam's normal flow.

The state-owned lake covers about 28 acres and is a popular fishing spot.