Utility leaders plan to lower it at a rate of two inches per hour through Wednesday.
They expect to have engineers do a thorough inspection probably on Thursday.
No repairs are expected to take place, but they hope to get an idea on the extent of the dam leak and whether it makes sense to fix it and if so, how.
Pacifc Power hopes to have something more concrete to bring to Bend leaders about the future of the Mirror Pond dam in about six weeks.
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