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Work begins to stabilize Moutardier bank

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By The Staff

A bank stabilization team began work this week to stop erosion at the point across from the Moutardier boat ramp at Nolin River Lake.
With a large area of open water, heavy recreational boating activity and periodic flooding, the exposed shoreline is eroding exponentially, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The Corps hired a team to rock the area starting July 18.
The project is based out of the Moutardier boat ramp and will take about three weeks to finish, depending on the weather. Boaters are urged to be careful while using the ramp during this time; it will be back down only due to the heavy equipment and barge used to transport rock from the courtesy dock at the turnaround.
The contractors will have someone guiding traffic throughout the day and barricades. Expect some delays of 10 to 15 minutes when rock is being delivered. Most work is expected to take place weekdays.
Minimizing the erosion at the point will protect multi-use trails and reduce siltation of the lake, Corps officials said, adding the new rock will grow vegetation in a few years and create new fish and wildlife habitats.