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Percy Quin park dam repairs under way

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MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) - A state official says about $5 million will be spent to repair damage caused by Hurricane Isaac to a dam at Percy Quin State Park. 

The Enterprise-Journal reports that Dusty Myers, a dam safety engineer with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, told a local civil club that some of the costs will be reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency because of the hurricane. 

Myers says the lake has been drained and repairs to the dam and spillway are under way. Myers says the slopes are being made flatter, the lake drain is being replaced and a steel sheet pile wall is being installed on top of the dam core to prevent future seepage. 

The dam was not breached during Isaac last September.

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