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Decatur council to vote on dredging project Feb. 3


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DECATUR — Central Illinois officials are expected to vote next month on whether to spend nearly $90 million on a massive dredging project in Lake Decatur.

The Herald & Review reports Decatur's city council is expected to vote on the project during their Feb. 3 meeting.

During a work session Tuesday, city manager Ryan McCrady said the effort would be "the biggest project the city of Decatur has ever undertaken."

Officials have said removing billions of gallons of sediment from the lake will increase its capacity by about 30 percent.

The council already has approved a series of water rate increase to pay for city water system improvements.

The basins included in the project haven't been dredged since the lake was built in the early 1920s.

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