Restoration of Lizard Lake Topic of Aug. 25 Meeting
Pocahontas - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will host a public meeting to discuss the future of Lizard Lake at 7 p.m., Aug. 25, at the Expo Center, in Pocahontas. The DNR will present lake restoration and water quality improvement scenarios and will listen to public comments.
Richard Leopold, director of the DNR, will be on hand to highlight project benefits and to hear public feedback. The DNR will also have Lannie Miller, fisheries biologist for the area to discuss the future of the fishery, Mike McGhee, with the lakes restoration program to discuss lake restoration, and Mark Gulick, regional supervisor for wildlife, who will discuss shallow lakes management.
State officials received a petition showing there is a need for additional public comments to discuss restoration improvements at Lizard Lake. The DNR presented the findings of a diagnostic feasibility study at a public meeting in Gilmore City in March, that outlined historic lake and water quality conditions, described the current status of the watershed and lake, and outlined potential restoration options and associated costs.
The public is invited to the meeting and to offer their comments on the future of Lizard Lake.