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Bid Approved For Ripon Mill Pond Dam Spillway Project

The Ripon Common Council this week approved $1 million bid for reconstruction of the Mill Pond Dam spillway. City Administrator Lori Rich says Terra Engineering and Construction Corporation of Madison put in the low bid for the work. She says work on the dam is expected to start by the end of the month. She says the dam is in pretty good shape, but didn’t live up to DNR standards. She says it has to be able to withstand the worst flood in 500 years instead of the worst over the next 100 years. She says they will be drawing down about 4 inches of water from the dam each day, which will take some time to accomplish. The City set aside $1.2 million for the project.