Rain Does Not Stop Water Efforts

Decatur – After three years of drought Lake Decatur is full of water from regular rainfall.  So much rain the city has been dumping water out of the lake since February.

“A complete contrast to what we had the last two or three years,” City Manager Ryan McCrady told WAND News.  “That's kind of how things work sometimes.”

But the increased water supply won't slow down Decatur's efforts to protect its water supply.  The city will begin work on the largest dredging project in the history of Lake Decatur in the next several weeks.

“It's full speed ahead on drought mitigation even though we've had plenty of rainfall this year,” McCrady stated.  “Because when a drought hits we simply can't move fast enough to secure water resources.”

Decatur faced water shortages 2011, 2012 and 2013.  The dredging project will cost nearly $90 million and take about 6 years to complete.

(Pictured: Dredge on Lake Decatur - October 6, 2014)

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