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Dredging response

Published: Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST • Updated: Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 11:43 a.m. CST

To the Editor:

Kathy Hunt’s letter to the editor (“Dredging questions,” Sept. 14) begs to be challenged.

Contrary to her claims, Wonder Lake can’t spend one dime on a “dump site next to a school.”

After the last required permit is received, two silt retention ponds – not “dumps” – will be constructed on a 122-acre, well-fenced site adjacent to Galt Airport, a half-mile from a school. Wonder Lake’s silt and water have been tested over and over and always found safe.

She wants a gameplan, but this is no game. Dredging plans are based on scientific and engineering knowledge and data. Plans have existed since 1964, when MPOA first proposed dredging. With each dredging attempt professionals have revamped the plans. 

Her last question: “Did you say yes?”

Lake-rights subdivisions elect or appoint representative directors to the MPOA board. By solid majorities, Wonder Lake’s representatives repeatedly say “yes” to save our lake.

Rayne Gerhardt

Wonder Lake

(NOTE TO READERS: This letter was corrected to accurately report how far the ponds would be built from a school.)

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