Tappan and Seneca Shoreline Stabilization Projects Scheduled for Winter Drawdown


October 2, 2017

Over $750,000 of shoreline construction projects will be completed during the 2017-2018 drawdown at the following MWCD lakes:

  • Seneca Lake – 4 shoreline stabilization projects at Hickory Grove and Cadillac Lane areas
  • Tappan Lake – 2 shoreline stabilization projects located at the Tappan Highlands area
  • Charles Mill – completion of the boat launch ramp replacement initiated in the 2016-2017 drawdown season


Winter drawdown of these lakes and Leesville Lake will be initiated on November 1 to accommodate construction. Drawdown on all other lakes will be initiated on November 15.

MWCD manages over 300 miles of shoreline throughout the 10 MWCD lakes located in central and eastern Ohio. MWCD has invested over $8.4 million in shoreline stabilization projects since the program was initiated in 2009.  Over 7.6 miles of MWCD shoreline of the 24 miles in need of repair has been stabilized. Funding for shoreline projects is from several sources including the MWCD maintenance assessment, grants from Clean Ohio and revenue from oil and gas. The ten MWCD owned lakes include Atwood, Leesville, Tappan, Clendening, Piedmont, Seneca, Charles Mill, Pleasant Hill, Wills Creek and Beach City.

An interactive map depicting all MWCD lakes with completed and future shoreline projects is found on the internet on the MWD website at /flood-reduction-and-conservation-stewardship/conservation/shoreline-projects


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