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Work to Replace Lake Riviera Dam Underway, Crews Expected to be On-Site in October

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Lake Riviera, Brick, N.J., Sept. 2019. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Lake Riviera, Brick, N.J., Sept. 2019. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

The depth of Lake Riviera in Brick Township remains lowered as the town and its partners are in the process of replacing a dam consisting of a culvert and pipe.

The lake was lowered earlier this summer following an inspection that showed settlement on top of the pipe that connects the area around Lake Riviera Park and Rainbow Lake and confirmed that the bottom of the pipe was rotted out. Township Business Administrator Joanne Bergin said the lake level was lowered because the dam is considered a “class II” structure and if it broke, property could be threatened by flooding.

Lake Riviera, Brick, N.J., Sept. 2019. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Lake Riviera, Brick, N.J., Sept. 2019. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Lake Riviera, Brick, N.J., July 2019. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Lake Riviera, Brick, N.J., July 2019. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Work to repair the dam is already underway, but it hasn’t yet commenced at the physical site. The township council recently awarded a $177,820 to Capela Construction, of Sicklerville, for the repairs to the Upper Lake Riviera and Rainbow Lake Dam Culvert.

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The scope of work to be completed on the contract, Bergin said, includes replacing the eroded section of the culvert with a 6-by-4 foot box culvert, replacing surface treatment filling in scoured areas, and implementing rip-rap sheeting for outlet protection at the Lake Riviera Park Area. The concrete culvert is in fabrication, which is expected to take about 5 weeks.

“Work will then commence on site; that is expected sometime around October 7,” said Bergin.