Article by W. Clay Crook-
The guest speaker for the November 12, 2019 Lexington Rotary Club was BRWDA Director Keith Wish.
Wish said that TVA came during the 1960s and built six lakes to help with erosion, but they were only expected to last about fifty years before they silted in. The silting is becoming an issue but Wish said that the lakes are far too valuable to the area to allow the silting to continue. BRWDA is being assisted by TVA in looking at remedies and BRWDA may be looking at purchasing its own equipment for dredging and removing the silt. TVA recently provided a mini sub to review the area around the lowest inlet to the water treatment plant to make sure it was clear. “Water is so vital to a community,” he said, “and about three million gallons of drinking water is pulled from the lake each day.”
Three of the lakes, Beech, Pine and Redbud have residential housing and are also great for fishing. Sycamore, Dogwood and Cedar are recreational and fishing lakes. “My friends from other states can’t believe…
For complete coverage, see the November 20th edition of The Lexington Progress.