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Regardless of Funding, Lake Zumbro Dredging Project will Happen

Posted on October 5, 2015

By Megan Stewart, abc 6NEWS

After a decade of planning, a joint powers board decided Wednesday the dredging project for Lake Zumbro will happen.

Figuring out finances has stalled the multi-million dollar project for years. It was initially estimated at $10 million, then scaled down to $7 million.

However, that dollar amount could decrease. The group is short about $200,000 to get the state’s $3.5 million in matching funds.

The Olmsted Wabasha Lake Zumbro Joint Powers Board held a public hearing Wednesday for the 356 residents and businesses tasked with splitting a $1,617,000 portion of the bill.


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