Dredging underway in Atascadero Lake
Work crews recently started the dredging of 20,000 cubic feet of the Atascadero Lake bed in the deepest area near the corner of Lake View and Portola Avenue. The Atascadero City Council last month approved the dredging. It will continue until the first rain or unless migratory birds arrive.
The dredging, call sediment removal by the city, is estimated to cost up to $287,000 with the city manager having the authority — if council approves it — to add an additional $114,800 to the budget for additional sediment removal as time, budget and weather allow.
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