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LAKE MITCHELL

The 1,900-square-foot storm shelter would be Mitchell's first facility that can house residents and campers displaced from their homes during severe weather events
Eric Lund, a Lake Mitchell dredging project leader, explained the blunt reality of drawing down the lake water for dredging to occur will likely cause “a fish kill off.”
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“We’ve had a couple people call and send letters about their concerns with (Reimnitz’s) lake house being used for Airbnb. But it’s a growing trend, so we felt it’s time to have a more in-depth discussion on it,” City Planner Mark Jenniges said.
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“What they found is that if that wetland is in place and we take out half the sediment, then eventually — with about 10 or so refills of the lake — the remaining sediment would get sufficiently rinsed out if the water coming in is cleaner,” DWU biochemistry professor Paula Mazzer said of the findings from the student-led lake project.

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“We have great trails around the lake to make this happen. We are anticipating this to bring about 150 riders to Mitchell,” said Cody Denne, a local mountain biker who helped organize the event.
“We are bursting at the seams with our artifacts,” said Cindy Gregg, executive director of the Indian Village.
The wetlands and silt ponds aiming to reduce the phosphorus and sediment flowing into Lake Mitchell will cover roughly 37 acres of land along Firesteel Creek.
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As for what’s driving the demand, Destiny Reimnitz pointed to the growing trend of remote working and the recent loss of a popular Mitchell hotel as two factors.
From connecting more trails throughout the city to adding lights for night riding, the traffic study survey respondents are providing city officials with some suggestions to consider.
Groeneweg Construction is leading the housing development and requesting a Tax Increment Financing District be establish to help fund the infrastructure.

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“If you don’t set your goals high, you’re going to fall short every time,” Mitchell Mayor Bob Everson said of the two multi million-dollar projects city leaders are mulling over.
With the council recently allocating $665K for the final design to be completed, the city is closer than ever to dredge the lake as a way to improve the water quality for future use.
Among the things that the first phase of the dredging design will provide city leaders are recommendations on whether to dredge the lake mechanical or hydraulically

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