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Smithfield Dam to be repaired

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SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) Repairs are coming soon for a dam in Smithfield that's now classified as a "high hazard'' structure.

Rhode Island's Department of Environmental Management announced Friday that it has approved Smithfield's plan to upgrade the dam.

The town will lower the dam's water level before making the repairs, which are expected to be completed by March.

The structure is located at the southeastern end of Georgiaville Pond.

While the dam's condition is considered fair, its location has prompted the state to classify it as a "high hazard dam.'' That means that its failure would result in a "probable'' loss of life downstream.

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