The Transylvania Times -

Cascade Lake Dam Needs Inspection - Brevard, NC


May 22, 2017

Park Baker

After a heavy rain, water pours over the dam at Cascade Lake.

Recommendations that the owners of the Cascade Lake Dam hire an independent engineering firm to conduct a thorough inspection have been ignored, according to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The top of the dam has several leaks, as shown in a sketch drawn by former DEQ employee Jeff Wait.

Cascade Lake Dam is owned by the Cascade Power Company, which the now deceased Charles Pickelsimer had shares in. The property has been in the midst of a court battle since 2014 regarding a will of Pickelsimer's that his children contested. While that case was determined not i...

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