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Holmes Announces $1.6 Million for Renovation Project in Guernsey County

August 31, 2021
Adam Holmes News

COLUMBUS – State Representative Adam Holmes (R-Nashport) yesterday announced the State Controlling Board approved the release of $1.6 million in state support for improvements to the Senecaville State Fish Hatchery located in Guernsey County.

The board approved $1.6 million from the State Parks Renovation/Upgrades Fund, which includes an agency released competitive opportunity to contract with HDR Engineering, Inc. to oversee the professional assessment, design and construction administration services for the improvement project.

“I appreciate the support of the State Controlling Board and the Department of Natural Resources’ support for this local project,” said Holmes. “The expansion and renovation of this facility will bring positive growth in our community and support our economy.”

Senecaville State Fish Hatchery is located on 120 acres in southern Guernsey County below the dam of Seneca Lake. The facility was acquired from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1987. 

The project includes improvements to the water line/supply system, delivery water filtration and degassing with additional flow meter installation, installation of bypass and controls at the lift station for water leaving the hatchery, installation of backup generator for emergency and standby power and upgrades/replacement of the antiquated and faulty electrical, HVAC, alarm and notification systems.