Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
The Corps of Engineers has contracted a bank stabilization team to stop the erosion at the point across from Moutardier. With a large area of open water, heavy recreational boating activity, and periodic flooding, the exposed shoreline is eroding exponentially, according to a statement from the Corps.
The project is based out of Moutardier boat ramp beginning Tuesday, July 18, 2017 and will take approximately three weeks considering the weather. The Corps is urging boaters to be cautious when using the ramp, as it will be back down only at the time of the project due to the presence of heavy equipment and a barge utilized to transport rock from the courtesy dock at the turn around.
Corps officials said that contractors will have someone out to guide traffic throughout the day and barricades. Users should expect some delays of 10-15 minutes when rock is being delivered.
"We appreciate your patience and courtesy at this time," the Corps said in a released statement. " This project is important to minimize the erosion at the point to protect multi-use trails and reduce siltation of the lake. Over a period of a few years, the stone used to protect the banks will revegetate and create a new fish and wildlife habitat."