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Ozarks at Large Stories

Restoration of Historic Black Bass Dam in Eureka Springs Underway

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J. Froelich
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Ozarks at Large
Eureka Springs Parks & Recreation Director, Scott Miskiel stands in front of Black Bass Dam, which has been crumbling and leaking for years.

Black Bass Dam in Eureka Springs, one of the oldest hand-cut stone dams on the Arkansas Ozarks, will undergo much needed repairs with major grant funding provided Arkansas Department of Emergency Management. First built in the 1890s to supply the town with drinking water and fire protection, the dam will be aesthetically and structurally reinforced. Eureka Springs mayor, public works chief and parks director describe present risks and benefits. 

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