Multi-million dollar project could reclaim water

Published 01/21 2014 04:29PM

Updated 01/22 2014 12:35PM

Update: 10:07 pm
DECATUR -- A multimillion dollar project could help protect the city from drought. The city council looked over an $89-million project Tuesday night.

It would dredge four sections of Lake Decatur and make room for 30% more water. Council members informally agreed to the plan. A final vote is likely next month.
Original: 4:29 pm
DECATUR -- Droughts are almost expected in the city, but a new multi-million dollar project could change that. Water management wants to dredge four basins which are eroding. By cleaning them out, the project will reclaim 30% water capacity.

It would cost the city $89 million. City council members will discuss it at a meeting Tuesday night and vote on it next month. Members have previously supported the idea.

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