Leaders in Mitchell unveil options to restore lake

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) Officials in Mitchell have unveiled three proposals to restore a lake in the South Dakota community, where water quality has been a concern for decades.

The Mitchell Daily Republic reports that the three Lake Mitchell restoration projects range in cost from $6 million to $87 million. Some Mitchell City Council members want to put the future of Lake Mitchell to a public vote.

The restoration proposals include a $6 million aluminum sulfate application, a $31 million system to divert away water from the lake or an $87 million watershed redevelopment plan.

Water quality specialists put the plans together as part of a nearly $74,000 report approved by the council.

Several council members suggest putting the plans to a public vote after residents have time to digest the extensive report.

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