Lake Crystal Dam Replacement Delayed 15 Aug 13

The planned replacement of a damn in Lake Crystal has been delayed after the only bid for the project came in “significantly” over budget. The Blue Earth County Board rejected the bid this week. The cost of the Cystal Lake dam replacement had been estimated at $132,000, but the sole bid came in at $237,000. Blue Earth County officials will now reportedly be discussing cost-saving measures with engineering consultants and then solicit new bids in late fall or early winter.