hyatt lake dam

Hyatt Lake dam getting retrofit to withstand earthquake

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — The leaky dam at Hyatt Lake is being shored up this summer as part of a $3.7 million seismic retrofit.The Mail Tribune reports ( ) the project will bring the dam east of Ashland into safety compliance after a seepage issue was discovered during a 2009 inspection.Greg Garnett of the federal Bureau of Reclamation says engineers are nearly finished with designs. Work is expected to start in mid-May and run into mid-November.