Somerset Lake will begin looking different than it ever has before this week. The lake will start to be drawn down as part of an estimated $9.3 million project to reconstruct its dam.
The meeting is open to the public and is scheduled to give an update about the lake’s draw down, dam reconstruction and fish salvage.
Lichvar said that a fish salvage is set for Aug. 23 and the officials are looking for volunteers. Some of the fish are to be relocated to Shawnee State Park in Bedford County.
Somerset Lake Action Committee Chairman Jeff Payne said he was also pleased with LakeFest’s turnout.
Pennsylvania Fish amp; Boat Commission District 4 Commissioner Len Lichvar said that although the event saw some rain, attendance seemed to be well received. Lichvar added that the public asked a lot of good questions about the lake.
“It’s just a nice afternoon,” Payne said. “People are coming out and checking it out.”
Somerset Township resident Amanda Conner enjoyed the festival with her 8-year-old son Camden, who paddled in a kayak with his face painted like what appeared to be a zombie. Amanda Conner said the two attend LakeFest every year.