Friday, December 22, 2017

Mitchell mayor sounds warning on poisoned lake

Mitchell Mayor Jerry Toomey is prepared to do nothing about a poisoned lake on the outskirts of his town.
"Doing nothing is an option, but we must consider the consequences and the economic impact this would have for our city," Toomey said in an email to The Daily Republic last week. "To mention just two, our lake is a huge quality of life issue for our local residents and visitors, and doing nothing will have a serious impact on lake property values." Toomey said phosphorus content in the lake is estimated to rise by 43 percent by 2030 if nothing is done to limit nutrient loading into the lake.
Read the rest here.

Draining the lake and dredging contaminated soils is really the only realistic choice.

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