This is one city with a lot of clout. When construction began to repair the north channel seawall and beach, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) complied with the city’s request to temporarily lower the lake 1-1/2 feet for five days. The result will benefit boaters and beachgoers for years to come.
The north Bridgewater Channel area by the Kings View condos had seen better days. Water had undermined the sidewalk and the seawall and beach were eroding. In order to make temporary repairs before a permanent fix later this year, the city had the lake lowered so they could install special erosion protection fabric and rocks, known as riprap, to slow the deterioration, according to J. Greg Froslie, P.E., Director, City Engineer, Community Investment Department.
“The stabilization is now complete – the new design will mitigate further problems in this area and improve its appearance,” Greg says.
Look for final completion this December when the lake is again lowered as part of the USBR’s annual maintenance.
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