The Watershed Management Commission met Thursday night to discuss updates on Hazel Creek.
Members of the Commission have been working hard to review and re-write the original Watershed Management plan for Hazel Creek. This plan would help to make the water cleaner. Clean water is a limited resource, and protecting raw water sources is one of the best ways to protect public health and keep water treatment costs to a minimum. The biggest issue that the Commission members have found with the lake, is sediment.
"We want to cut down on sediment going into the lake, it's probably our principal problem. Sediment comes in from road grades, off pastures, off woodland, whatever, and sediment eventually fills up the lake," said Clayton Dillavou, Watershed Management Commission Chairman.
The City of Kirksville has two water supply lakes: Forest Lake and Hazel Creek Lake.