State and federal officials have agreed to consider a new option for disposing of contaminated sediment dredged from a northwestern Indiana waterway.
The shoreline of Lake Lemon is shrinking; increasing sediment run off is a threat to recreation as shallowing water limits where people boat and swim.
The Lake Lemon Conservancy District says increased sediment runoff is significantly reducing the water level and turning shoreline into swampy marshes.
Griffy Lake in Bloomington will soon be filled with water as the project to restore it comes to an end.
Some property owners say Interstate 69 construction has damaged their springs and the water is no longer drinkable.
Frequent rains have caused some runoff from I-69 construction, but INDOT officials say they have taken all necessary precautions.
Griffy Lake will be part of a sediment removal project, funded by a grant from the Department of Natural Resources.