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Contractor for Little Otter Creek Reservoir in Caldwell County Approved

Groundbreaking Ceremony Little Otter Creek - photo courtesy of

The contractor for the Little Otter Creek reservoir coming to Caldwell County has been approved.

Contractor Phillips Hardy, Incorporated of Booneville, was approved with a bid of $14.4 million on this very large project.

The reservoir is planned to be a 345-350 acre lake, with a 72 foot tall dam that spans 2400 feet long.

Caldwell County Commissioner Bud Motsinger explained that preliminary work will likely start in March, but this construction is expected to last for 3 years as long as weather is permitting of that.

It is possible it will take a few years after construction is completed before it is filled, because that process will rely on runoffs to fill it.

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