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Curry County files lawsuit over Floras Lake dam

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Curry County, Ore. — Curry County is filing a lawsuit concerning low water levels at a popular local lake.

The county commissioners say the waters of Floras Lake near Langlois in the northern part of the county were receding in the spring and summer.

The Parks and Recreation Department discovered a failure in the physical structure of the low wooden dam that helped maintain the water level.

The county says they made repairs to fix the problem and tried to coordinate with the Department of State lands. But DSL required the county to have a permit for the work, which the county disagrees with.

Now DSL says the county must remove all material in a ten-foot wide section of the dam, or they will slap with county with fines.

The commissioners are taking their own action–voting unanimously to take legal action against DSL to protect the lake and defend their position.

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