A southern Indiana lake that’s been plagued for decades by shallow waters is getting a new lease on life.
The state Department of Natural Resources says crews have removed about 31,200 cubic yards of accumulated sediment from Starve Hollow Lake as part of the lake restoration project at the Jackson-Washington State Forest.
The sediment removal has returned the lake to the same condition it was in more than 70 years ago when it opened in 1938, the state Department of Natural Resources says.
The dredging work was the first phase in a four-phase project that will restore between 20 and 40 acres of the 145-acre lake.
That project will improve the public’s enjoyment of the lake and its campgrounds and also improve fishing and recreation on the lake about 40 miles southeast of Bloomington.
In preparation for a lake restoration project, the Starve Hollow Lake water level has been lowered approximately 2 feet.
The restoration project will remove accumulated sediment from areas significantly impacted by years of sediment infiltration.
Dredging Today Staff, December 30, 2011;