Meeting held to discuss Lake Barkley, Little River water quality
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Aug 01, 2012 | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Roughly 15 people came out for a meeting that was put on by the Cumberland River Compact Wednesday morning at Lake Barkley State Resort Park. People like Cadiz/Trigg County Planning Commission Chairman Bob Brame (above) and Efraim Arrastia (below) of Friends of Lake Barkley State Resort Park talked about concerns they had about water quality, garbage and other water issues related to Lake Barkley and the Little River.</i>
Franklin Clark/Cadiz Record

Roughly 15 people came out for a meeting that was put on by the Cumberland River Compact Wednesday morning at Lake Barkley State Resort Park. People like Cadiz/Trigg County Planning Commission Chairman Bob Brame (above) and Efraim Arrastia (below) of Friends of Lake Barkley State Resort Park talked about concerns they had about water quality, garbage and other water issues related to Lake Barkley and the Little River.

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The Cumberland River Compact held a meeting at Lake Barkley State Resort Park last Wednesday morning about water quality, and the 15 people who attended seemed interested in further meetings.

Among the concerns by the residents who attended were debris in Little River and on the shores of Lake Barkley, a lack of clarity regarding some environmental regulations, and garbage.

“We were hearing anything from the Trigg County area with a lot of debris and sedimentation and water levels being lowered as well as some concern of wanting to make sure that growth balances sustainable planning,” said Cumberland River Compact Watersheds Program Director Laura Alex Ganus.

Among those speaking were Bob Brame, chairman of the Cadiz/Trigg County Planning Commission; Efraim Arrastia of Friends of Lake Barkley State Resort Park; Ernie Boyd, David Hite and Jan Culwell.

Arrastia said the Friends group has taken it upon itself to voluntarily clean garbage and debris in the park. “It’s quite a project,” he said, adding that the last time they had a clean-up event there was tons of garbage. He went on to say that they found six washing machines that had been dumped into the Little River.

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