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Webb City Expands Paradise Lake

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 King Jack Park is getting a major facelift.

“We come out and check on it, about three or four days a week, about everyday almost,” says Spring City Resident Jody Darris.

It's all part of a project to expand Paradise Lake.  

In a deal with the EPA, the agency agreed to dig out two additional holes next to the lake and use the extra dirt to fill the mine shafts they've been capping for three years now.

These three holes, now lakes, will eventually be connected into one giant pool.

Come summertime you may see people out here picnic-ing by the lake or even paddle boating over the surface. Webb City's Parks & Recreation hopes the new Paradise Lake will become a family attraction.

“I've had several people tell me they were gonna rush out and buy some paddle boats, so we're gonna have a little launching area for 'em that they can bring their little boats into the water and you know we look forward to doing that,” says Webb City Parks & Recreation Director Tom Reeder.

Jeanna Shealy and her husband Jody come out here almost every day to enjoy the park's serene beauty.

“It would be great. We come down here all the time, just watch the ducks and everything. Of course they're not here right now,” says Shealy.

The once shallow lake, too shallow for fish to survive, has been dug out 20ft and will be open for families to enjoy fishing together.

“I think it would be great. The one they had before wasn't as big and it went dry every summer. So this is a huge improvement. I think it'd be real nice,” says Darris.

Parks & Recreation even saved some of the fish from the last die off and are going to be adding more Bass and Crappie over the winter.

In Webb City, Diane Gerstenfeld KOAM NEWS.
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