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Hearns Pond Dam Repairs Complete in Seaford

Posted: 08/15/2017 17:05:00 -04:00 Updated:

SEAFORD, Del. - After a year of work, the Hearns Pond Dam is re-open. 

On Tuesday afternoon, Governor John Carney, DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan and DNREC Secretary Shawn Garvin held a ribbon cutting at the dam, which featured a new bridge, new spillway, and boat ramp improvements.

“Maintaining and improving our infrastructure is critical for our residents and our economy,” said Governor John Carney. “The dam at Hearns Pond was ranked as the highest priority dam in the state in need of repairs and increased capacity."

The dam was damaged during heavy rainfall in 2001 and 2006. Repairs began last summer as part of a new partnership between DNREC and DelDOT. Hearns Pond Dam was the first in the partnership, but certainly not the last.

“We’re grateful to the DNREC team for their work with us to develop a comprehensive dam safety program,” said DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan. “With the successful completion of this project, we will now move on to performing similar projects for the dam at Trussum Pond next year, and the dam at Records Pond, which is in the design stage.”

The project cost $4.2 million. DNREC paid for $3.4 million, with DelDOT covering the rest. 

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