One lake gets cleanup money, but makes little progress

  • Graphic by: RAYMOND GRUMNEY
  • Updated: March 15, 2011 - 1:14 PM

Eight years after Lake Independence was declared ‘impaired,’ however, the water remains almost as polluted as ever. A $410,000 grant was largely spent on less effective urban projects such as rain gardens after farmers and livestock owners declined to participate in the cleanup.

One lake gets cleanup money, but makes little progress