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Dam gets passing grade
The dam on Barren Fork River has been inspected by the state. It passed. However, the city of McMinnville has been instructed to remove the trees from either side to prevent roots from causing damage.
McMinnville underwent another inspection of its dam on Barren Fork River. “This is the latest dam inspection,” said Water Department director Anthony Pelham. “Insert your dam jokes now, if you so choose.”Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is responsible for carrying out the requirements of the Safe Dam Act of 1973.