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Updated May 28, 2014 - 1:02 pm

Construction to begin on Tempe Town Lake dam

TEMPE - Construction of the new Tempe Town Lake western dam system will begin on June 4.

The new project will consist of a steel gate system to let Town Lake to change into a river during major events.

Tempe Town Lake will be extended an additional 100 feet. The project will take 18 months to complete.

The cost of the project will be approximately $40.8 million, which will make it the largest hydraulically-operated steel gate dam system in the world.

Each of the eight steel gates will be mounted on a concrete foundation and will measure 107 feet long and 17 feet high. Each will weigh approximately 230,000 pounds.

For more information on how the dam will function, visit

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