The four lake communities have a choice when it comes to recovery and restoration efforts. Removing the dams would require a decades-long program to manage public safety while removing the dams, with all necessary permits, and an environmental restoration plan. Our preliminary engineering estimates predict that this effort would cost $125 million. This path forward has no funding source and no one is championing this effort.
The alternative option is to restore the lakes which protects public health, safety and welfare, and best preserves the natural resources of the state and protects the property values around the lakes. The counties and FLTF have an obligation to restore the lakes.
Here is our restoration plan:
For the restoration plan to work for everyone, we nee help.
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