There have been inquiries regarding the situation
with Ivanhoe Dam.
As many of you already know, all dams in the State of Texas are regulated under the guidelines of TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality). TCEQ was advised immediately of the dam failure and representatives were here the 5th of September to inspect the dam and get back with us with their recommendations/requirements regarding the repairing/rebuilding of the dam.
We have not gotten their report as yet, but as soon as it is received we will consult with engineers to get an estimate for the recommended work.
At that point with our options more clearly defined, a Town Hall Meeting will be called to share all of the information we have gathered regarding our options.
Until we get the report from TCEQ, there is no way that we are able to make any determination.
FYI…An application for FEMA assistance has been submitted. While the dam is privately owned by the IPOIA, it is within the city limits and we are hoping that that could provide reason to be eligible for assistance but there is not guarantee.
Karen Sikora, President, IPOIA
Cathy Bennett, Mayor, City of Ivanhoe