Good news for the White Rock Lake community, bad news for silt.

City Council approved the White Rock Lake dredging feasibility study in a meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 23.

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The proposal pulled $99,300 from the White Rock Lake Beautification Fund which is funded “by lease revenues from White Rock Lake Boat House and Filter Building,” reported D Magazine.

$176,345 in FEMA grant money will also go towards “Spillway Capacity Analysis, Breach Analysis, and Potential Failure Mode Analysis for White Rock Dam,” according to the meeting’s agenda.

The lake was was last dredged in 1998. Read more about the lake’s depth and sediment build up here.