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Public Meeting to Discuss Central Park Lake's Improvement Plan

Center Junction – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Jones County Conservation Board will host a public meeting at 6:30 p.m., September 13, at the Central Park Nature Center, to discuss plans for improving water quality and recreational opportunities at Central Park Lake, in Jones County.

Restoration activities planned for the park will be presented at the meeting, along with an opportunity for the public to express their comments and ask questions about the long term management and improvement plan. Activities planned for the lake include removal of excess sediment from the lake, shoreline stabilization, and fish habitat and recreational access improvements. Work is slated to begin this fall and be completed in the next 2-3 years.

Central Park Lake is currently listed on the State’s List of Impaired Waters due to high levels of indicator bacteria and algae. The overall goal of this restoration project is to improve water quality and recreational opportunities in the lake and remove the lake from the Impaired Waters List.

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