Monday, May 25, 2020
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Road Damage After Breached Dam

A lane of Monterey’s Industrial Drive suffered erosion damage after a earthen dam breached Friday.

Monterey City Mayor Bill Wiggins said high amounts of rainfall and beavers caused the breach.

“After the breach, some of our city employees and police officers were up there and actually saw the beavers come around after the breach happened,” Wiggins said. “We’re attributing it to the beavers stopping up the spillways.”

Putnam County Road Supervisor Randy Jones assessed the road damage this morning. Wiggins said the lake is privately owned, so the owner is responsible for all repairs to the dam. The lake is 17-acres and located around Perdue Farms.

“It is a pretty gaping breach there,” Wiggins said. “It would take some construction work to repair that and get it back to snuff.”

The water from the lake flowed under Interstate 40 toward US 70 in Monterey. Wiggins said the flooding did not cause any concerns for drinking water.