Thursday, May 10, 2007

Leaky Leisure Lake finally has a plan in review for repairs

Lehigh County commissioners reviewed the proposed funding for long-awaited repairs to the leaky Leaser Lake at their Wednesday meeting.

Located in Lynn Township, the lake is about 40 acres and 21 feet deep. The goal is to restore lake to its original state of 117 acres and 45 feet in depth.

Of the $5.3 million cost, the county will contribute $1 million, of which half comes from a 2005 state grant and half comes from county funds.

Half the county's commitment comes from Growing Greener II funds awarded by the state for environmental projects. Of the $1.75 million, about $292,000 hasn't been earmarked. Besides the pledge for Leaser Lake, the county is spending $700,000 on the Trexler Nature Preserve and $258,000 on Lehigh Mountain.

Commissioners will vote on the Leaser Lake funding in two weeks. The project is expected to take four years.

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