SMALL BUDGET: Lake Restoration May Be Postponed
The future of restoration projects for several central Iowa lakes seems uncertain.
Funding requests for the DNR’s lake improvement projects currently total $6 million.
Governor Branstad’s 2013 budget offered just $1 million for those projects beginning in July.
The DNR says the smaller budget means work on high-profile projects like Big Creek and Easter Lake will not begin.
A sub-committee will discuss the issue at a meeting Wednesday.