A flock of mallards takes flight over a partially frozen Murphey Candler Lake as the sun sets Wednesday evening January 8, 2014. BEN GRAY
The lake is home to largemouth bass, bluegill, sunfish and channel catfish, as well as Canadian geese, mallards and beavers, the city said.
Councilwoman Linley Jones said the project could take up to six months to complete, “depending on the amount of sediment they will be able to remove each day and the weather conditions.” Workers are expected to be onsite during the day every Monday through Saturday.
“I am sure the beautiful end results will outweigh any temporary inconveniences,” Jones said in a statement.
The parking lot on the east side of the lake and a portion of the walking path along the east side are closed to public access while crews work on the lake, officials said.
The sediment removed from the lake will be shipped in trucks to landfills in metro Atlanta.
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