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Lake Red Rock Draw Down Event

Posted: Friday, October 8th, 2010 at 6:29 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-David Hecht

On Wednesday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Red Rock provided a tour and a special look at the silt on the bottom of the lake for government officials and other interested parties. Individuals got a first hand look at the impact that silt coming from the north has on Lake Red Rock, which will reduce the life expectancy of the lake. Jay Jung with the Natural Resources Conservation Service spoke about no-till farming and the benefits that come along with it including a reduction of siltation downstream. saying that it’s important to no-till farm because it helps keep the silt out of the lake. For photos of the Lake and the no-till farm, visit and find this story in today’s news.