Meeting Will Discuss West Lake Park Restoration

May 3, 2016

West Lake Park Beach
Credit Scott County

People who use a popular park in the Quad Cities can learn if its lake is polluted, and what might be done about it. On Thursday, the Scott County Conservation Board will hold a meeting to discuss watershed pollution at West Lake Park in Davenport.

The board and the Iowa DNR conducted a study to find out how much sediment and nutrients are released into the watershed, and to see if past restoration projects have improved water quality. 

Mark Miller, deputy director for the conservation board, says West Lake Park is on the Iowa Impaired Waters List because of high algae levels. 

The conservation board is holding the meeting so it can compete for federal funding. But, Miller says people use West Lake Park for all kinds of activities, so it's important to discuss possible improvements.

 

After Thursday's meeting, results will be sent to the EPA. The West Lake Restoration Meeting will be held at 6pm at the Blue Grass Public Safety Building.

The park features two campgrounds, a disc golf course, a beach, and paddle boats, and it's one of the largest urban trout lakes in Iowa.