It is not often a community gets to watch as a project the size of a new reservoir take shape, but Lima has had that chance.
We watched a dry reservoir bed take shape in October 2010.Earth movers shaping the massive water hole.
Lima's building the new reservoir to address economic development issues for generations to come.
Then a year later mother nature did her part to put a few hundred million gallons of water in the reservoir. That happening even before the city began pumping water from the Auglaize River into the reservoir.
As of today, the city is not pumping water into the reservoir because the past couple of months have been so dry. Once we get some decent spring rains, the pumping will start back up and the reservoir will be topped off.
As part of the controlled fill plan, during this time no water is being pumped, the city can check for sediment or any leakage around the reservoir.
Walkers and joggers are already using the reservoir. As for fishing, they are about to enter into an agreement with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to stock the reservoir, but that won't happen until late summer, or this fall.