PRAIRIE ROSE LAKE RENOVATION PROJECT READY FOR NEXT PHASE
(Harlan) The water quality part of the $4-million Prairie Rose Lake Restoration project is wrapping up. Bryan Hayes, fisheries biologist says landowners in the watershed voluntarily stepped forward with practices that not only improved their operations but also helped to protect the Lake.
Hayes says it is impressive to look at the amount of work that has been done in the watershed surrounding the lake, including 240-thousand feet of terraces that will reduce the sediment load going into Prairie Rose Lake.
The lake will be drained sometime after July 4, and dirt work will start this fall and continue through the winter. Hayes says the next phase will be dredging, stabilizing shorelines, and getting rid of the Carp population.
Hayes says the project hinges on funding through the state legislature but he remains optimistic.