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Lake Decatur dredging moves into Big Creek, project about 10 percent finished


DECATUR, Illinois — Officials in Decatur say efforts to dredge Lake Decatur are about 10 percent done and moving into a new area.

The (Decatur) Herald and Review reports (http://bit.ly/1LNO4tN ) the project will remain in the Big Creek area for the rest of this year and into next year. The ongoing project is meant to increase the lake's capacity by about 30 percent.

Jerry Stevens is engineering services coordinator for the city's water management department. He says since work started in October, crews have removed about 1.1 million cubic yards of material from the lake. The total goal is to remove 10.8 million cubic yards.

Information from: Herald & Review, http://www.herald-review.com

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