RICKETTS GLEN STATE PARK -- A popular lake in our area will be drained next year so repairs can be made to the dam control tower.
The state says Lake Jean at Ricketts Glen State Park will be drained in early 2015.
The same lake was drained for construction work in 2001.
Back then the lake was refilled by the end of July, but this time around the state says Lake Jean will be empty for almost a year.
The draining of Lake Jean is scheduled to begin sometime next spring.