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"Study" is not a new term when it comes to sedimentation at Lewis and Clark Lake. After all, it is nearly 30 percent full of silt and is estimated to be half full by the year 2045, if nothing changes.

The Missouri Sedimentation Action Coalition encourages actions to sustain the reservoir and invites the public to its annual membership meeting to be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday at the Springfield Community Center.

At the request of MSAC, Paul Boyd, hydraulic engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will present an update concerning sediment study activities in the Gavins Point Dam area.

All MSAC members, potential members, and the general public are invited and encouraged to attend the meeting. Brief business items are on the agenda including the election of three individuals to the board of directors for three-year terms. The following three directors have terms which are expiring, Larry Weiss, of Pierre, an at-large board of director, Mary Hurd, of rural Wagner, an at-large board of director and Rayder Swanson, of rural Niobrara, Neb., an at-large board of director.

MSAC also will update attendees on the organization's activities, future goals and recent developments involving sedimentation. The board of directors will meet for its regular bi-monthly meeting following the annual meeting at approximately 4:30 p.m. The public also is invited.

-Source: Missouri Sedimentation Action Coalition