State Says Mountain Home Developer Correcting Erosion Problem

MOUNTAIN HOME, AR - State regulators say the developer of a subdivision is working to put a stop to erosion problems that have resulted in sediment in the North Fork River.

A state Department of Environmental Quality official says Benny Doyal, owner of Homeport Land Company, has nearly completed some of the erosion control work.  Doyal and the state last month reached an out-of-work agreement.

The 100-acre site is downstream from Norfork Dam.

The DEQ ordered Homeport to stop work on the Overlook Estates development until it installed erosion controls and complied with state environmental laws.

Under the consent agreement, Homeport must build barriers to prevent erosion, increase the volume of sediment basins, install silt fences and surface maintenance roads with gravel.

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