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Paragould, Keith Boles Reporting

Reynolds Lake Coming Down, But It's A Good Thing

 PARAGOULD (KAIT) Reynolds Park Lake has been part of the Paragould landscape for years. Henry Gillean used to come here from Delaplaine for school outings.

 Gillean says they used to have a zoo, a pool, roller rink and sno-cones.

 Recently the city has began to lower the water level in the lake and this has been a cause for concern.

 Paragould is working with the Arkansas Fish and Game and the Greene County Wildlife association to make Reynolds lake a better home for fish.

 A 30 foot wide channel will be cut along the shore to enable the fish to breed and move around the lake better.

 Another part will be the removal of an island to actually make the lake bigger.

 Over the past several days the lake has been drained at a rate of about 64 thousand gallons an hour however refilling will not depend on weather.

 The water level is about where it needs to be for the work to commence and it should not really take that long hopefully around 2 to 3 months for completion.

 What has caused most of the problems with the lake is the silt left behind from the runoff that will be one of the main repairs that is made.

 The mayor says you still won't be able to water ski but the fishing will be much much better. And that's what it's all about.

 

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