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Officials probe cause of leaks in Ohio dam

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WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) - Leaks found at a southern Ohio dam have led the state to ask boat owners to remove their boats from Lake White while inspectors check for the cause.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources noted on its website Sunday that the water at Lake White State Park in Waverly was lowered nearly three feet below summer pool after leaks were found in a Friday inspection. Department spokeswoman Bethany McCorkle said Sunday that draining water from the 337-acre lake allows inspectors to get a better look at any damage and determine what needs to be done.

McCorkle confirmed the dam appeared stable and said officials would continually monitor it.

The water was closed to recreational activity to allow inspectors to assess the situation. But the rest of the park remained open.

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