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Storm Lake, Iowa cleans up community's biggest attraction


The city of Storm Lake wants to keep their waterways clean and for more than ten years they've been dredging.

Through this process, they're able to take out sediment that's in the bottom of the lake. This sediment often comes from farm run-off.

City leaders said the sediment removed through dredging then ends up at a spoil site.

The city's old spoil site was filled and enlarged as far as it could go so, now across from the old site, they will start to dump in a new location.

Storm Lake City Manager Jim Patrick said the new spoil site can hold 2.8-million cubic yards in capacity.

"The reason we needed this specific site, it joins to the current site, so a lot of the infrastructure is already there, and the topography worked well for us to reduce costs in construction," Patrick said.

The city plans to start dredging this week, and along with keeping the water clean, city leaders said the process also deepens the lake.

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