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Dredging effort set at 183 acres

Thursday, March 27, 2003

A plan is now complete for locally-driven dredging this summer on Storm Lake.

The Lake Improvements Commission met yesterday to review the plan, which covers 183 acres on the south central side of Storm Lake, east of the county park and the Wetherell spoil site.

Approximately 990,000 cubic yards of silt are contained in that area, according to Lake Improvements Commission Chairman Gary Lalone, though only about half of that amount will likely be dredged because of current spoil site limitations.

Also at yesterday's meeting, an easement agreement between the Lake Improvements Commission and the Wetherell Trust was approved.

The agreement allows the commission to continue to use the spoil site that was part of last summer's dredging project.

Conservative estimates say another 400,000 to 600,000 cubic yards of silt could be put in that site this summer, Lalone said.

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