Input Invited on Iverson Beach Dredging

The McDill Lake District has introduced their plans to dredge the Iverson Park beach area to create a silt trap for sand flowing downstream toward McDill Pond in Portage County.

The Park Board is now seeking input from park users about the proposed project and its effect on the swimming area and the park, City of Stevens Point, WI, said in its latest announcement.

“The McDill Lake District feels that creating a silt trap will protect McDill Pond from further shallowing caused by the sand flowing down the Plover River,” according to their release.

They propose to begin dredging the sand in the Iverson beach area after October 14, 2019.

According to the plan, the sand would be stockpiled in the beach area to be removed before May 1, 2020.

The Park Board is trying to gather input from park users as to their feelings about such a project and the impact it would have on the park.

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