City opens dam for normal winter levels

The Hosey Damn on the Maumee River was opened on Monday November 17, 2014.

FORT WAYNE, Ind.. (WANE) River levels on the Maumee will start to decrease in the next week after the Tainter gate at the Hosey Dam was lowered Monday.

City official Frank Suarez said the gate will allow river levels, especially in the downtown area, to decrease by a few feet in the upcoming weeks. The river levels will remain at the lower level through mid-April of next year. Then the gate will close and the river levels will rise to normal summer pool levels.

Jeremiah Tainter is the engineer who the Tainter gate was named after. It is used to control water flow on the rivers.

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