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Eagle Lake boat ramps remain closed until Sept. 1

News Release

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-758-0525

Access to the three boat ramps at Eagle Lake will remain closed until about Sept. 1 due to construction.

PotashCorp-White Springs closed access to the ramps May 1 to begin rebuilding the culvert at Eagle Lake in Hamilton County. However, because of delays caused by Tropical Storm Debby, the closure will be extended an additional 30 days.

“The access was originally scheduled to be closed for 90 days and reopen Aug. 1,” said Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) freshwater fish biologist Brian Hilton. “However, because of the damage to the area from the heavy rains, construction had to be temporarily halted, so the reopening will be pushed back.”

The culvert is being built next to the old structure, which is next to the boat ramp, Hilton explained.

The boat ramp area is currently being used for parking of construction equipment and materials, which necessitates closure of the ramp. The road that continues around the lake to other boat ramps is also closed off due to construction.

The ramps at Lang Lake, also at PotashCorp-White Springs, remain open.



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