If any of you folks get out the next few days take a look at the silting in out at Horseshoe. Now the level you see is only 2.5' below normal, where we will hold it if the state park folks don't complain of problems. Unbelievable amount of silt, and it's taking up space we need for flood control.
Every square foot dredged stores 7.5 gallons; 7.5 gallons of elasticity with every foot. Dollar for dollar no better flood control investment; but it still won't stop flash flooding if it comes down too hard. In that case, we need the ability to flow water too. That's where the flow improvement projects (Lake Drive/162) deliver. The truth is you need both.