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Posted: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 6:51 am | Updated: 12:44 pm, Wed Aug 18, 2010.

After dam repairs are finished, the now-empty Tempe Town Lake will be filled from water from Roosevelt Lake northeast of the Phoenix area.

The cost of refilling the 977-million-gallon Tempe Town Lake, which emptied after the dam burst July 20, will be just under $50,000.

That amount is based on the Salt River Project's water transportation charge of $16.77 per acre-foot. There is no charge for the actual water.

Because Tempe has joined in funding modifications to the Roosevelt Dam in the mid-1990s, the city now gets 5 percent of the water stored in the dam's additional capacity.

Three of the four bladders that make up Tempe Town Lake are set to be lowered into place Thursday morning, and the fourth bladder is set to arrive in October.

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