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Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan Civil engineers Clay Reichert and Richard Edinger walk on dry land which was once covered with several feet of water from Berkeley Lake. The city of Berkeley Lake is in the long process of restoring the dam after it was damaged by the 2009 flooding. The man-made lake built in 1949 was 80 feet deep in some places is now being drained to about 4 feet deep.

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Berkeley Lake being drained for dam rehab project

Nearly all of the water in Berkeley Lake is being drained to prepare for the long-awaited repairs of the lake's dam, which was damaged by floods in September of 2009


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