More than two years after consultants identified as Fort Yargo State Park as a possible site for a regional water reservoir that would have destroyed much of the park facilities, relieved Winder officials this week learned that is not going to happen.
Winder Mayor Chip Thompson announced at a budget meeting Tuesday that he and other city officials had met earlier in the day with representatives of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to discuss the state’s future plans for Yargo’s 260-acre lake.
The meeting of at least a dozen state and local officials was scheduled in response to a letter that the mayor wrote in January to Gov. Nathan Deal about the negative impacts of turning the lake into a large reservoir to meet the drinking water needs of the region or state.
For the full story, see the May 5 issue of the Barrow Journal.
That is not a surprise, since there is a direct water way that passes into the Marbury Lake from the OakGrove Landfill. It would make more sense for the new 'Low Income' apartments to be built next to OakGrove.