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Why hasn’t Laguna Lake been dredged yet?

Laguna Lake, seen here in April, has nearly filled this year after drying out because of drought.
Laguna Lake, seen here in April, has nearly filled this year after drying out because of drought. dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

Months ago, years really, we heard over and over that the long awaited, long delayed, long avoided dredging of Laguna Lake would be done when the rains came.

Well, the rains came. Not as much as expected, but enough to fill the lake.

We were told dredging was best done when the lake bed was covered in water again. (I never understood why.)

Now, it’s been several months since that happened. The money for dredging was set aside by the city, or so we were told.

So what’s the problem? Are we waiting for the lake to dry up again so we can go through the whole cycle of nonsense and excuses again?

Laguna Lake is a natural reservoir that, if deep enough, can absorb lots of runoff water if we ever really do get heavy rains. But it has to be dredged out to become deep enough. It’s not rocket science, but it must be too deep (no pun) of a concept for the local politicians to fathom.

Answers please.

Robert McHale, San Luis Obispo

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