Five feet of water was drained from the lake about 90 miles north of Pittsburgh in November, when the problems were first detected. Officials are draining another five feet of water over the next week because commission officials now believe it will take four to five years to fix the dam problems and millions of dollars.
The lake is normally 15 feet at its deepest point, but will have only three to five feet of water in its deepest areas and much of the 562-acre basin will be dry or muddy.
Officials tell the Meadville Tribune ( http://bit.ly/NnVzW8) there's no danger of a dam collapse, but thousands of fish will die.
Information from: The Meadville Tribune, http://www.meadvilletribune.com