On Thursday, workers opened up a valve to drain water from the lake, said Andre Bittas
, acting deputy director at Birmingham
's division of planning, engineering and permits.They have since moved in pumps to remove more water, he
...Bittas said the city would hire an outside engineer to oversee the repair of the dam.
The repair would probably involve using vegetation and compact types of soil to prevent erosion, he
said.Workers from the city Engineering Department were looking over the damage Monday morning.Other city workers were manning two large, orange pumps that were piping water out of the lake and into a nearby creek.
Some people living near the damaged dam were concerned about more flooding.
Despite the damage, several people were jogging and walking on the gravel path around the lake Monday morning.