Is it time to dredge Laguna Lake?

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Posted July 30, 2015

San Luis Obispo resident Rob Davidson laughed as he recalled watching a Subarudrive across Laguna Lake a few months ago.

“Someone called and complained,” he said, and shortly after, the city dropped a boulder onto the boat ramp to prevent other drivers from exploring the dry, cracked lakebed.

In past years, Davidson and neighbor John Smigelski, members of the Friends of Laguna Lake steering committee, have watched from their lakefront homes as boaters, fishermen, windsurfers and other visitors enjoy the water. Many residents view it as a unique, special resource. How many cities can boast of a lake within their borders?