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  1. http://www.roanoke.com/news/dam-repairs-at-blue-ridge-scout-reservation-could-put-summer/article_ea1ff901-6ecd-5b4a-9420-5db18505f465.html “The Boy Scouts were very badly behind on their inspections,†Tom Roberts, a dam safety engineer with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation said. “They haven’t been maintaining their dam and it badly needs this work.†Dams have to be inspected yearly and regulations put in place in 2008 better take into account people and properties located downstream and how they would be affected if dams were to fail. The Powhatan dam is classified as a high-hazard dam because if it were to fail, it’s likely at least one life would be lost. About $250,000 and at least four to six weeks of work stand between the camp and having a lake that is usable for summer aquatics like swimming, canoeing and kayaking, Dan Johnson, a Scout executive with the Blue Ridge Council said. We risk not being able to fill the lake,†Johnson said. “That’s what has put us in a hurry-up situation. Obviously, the lake is important for our camp to start by the first week of June.†This announcement comes shortly after the April 1 due date for a portion of nonrefundable deposits to attend camp this summer. About 8,000 campers visit the several camps at the Blue Ridge Scout Reservation each summer, with about half of those attending Camp Powhatan. Scout troops usually spend about a week at the summer camp. The council is counting on donations to cover supplies and labor.... I see a loooong OA weekend. More information at link above.
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