A recent Adirondack Daily Enterprise article reported that boat owners on Union Falls Pond found their boats high and dry earlier this week. The owner of the Union Falls Dam, Kruger Inc., lowered the lake to work on needed repairs. Similar to the Bartlett Carry dam, the Union Falls dam was built in the early 1900s and both dams are overseen by the regulatory authority of the NYSDEC Dam Safety Division. As owners of these dams, it is our responsibility to perform mandated required repairs to maintain the long term character of the lake and assure the safety of those below.
Fortunately, Upper Saranac Lake water levels will not need to be lowered to perform the repairs needed at the Bartlett Carry Dam. A temporary coffer dam has been built to divert the water around the work area. The Adirondack Daily Enterprise article can be found at: http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/news/local-news/2018/09/high-and-dry/
A motorboat sits on the rocky bed of Union Falls Pond after the company that owns the dam there lowered the lake level to repair the structure. (Photo provided — Jim Davis)