Council to open discussion on Saline Creek Lake

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The Canton City Council will hold a meeting at 5 p.m. Aug. 1 at Canton City Hall. The meeting will be an open meeting for discussion over Saline Creek Lake. Citizens will be able to ask questions to the council.

The second and final survey report on the topography/hydrology study on Saline Creek was presented to the council June 20.

On May 16, results of the topography map of the Saline Creek area were presented and determined that no structures or homes would be affected by the lake.

The City of Canton hired Johnson & Pace Inc. of Longview to conduct the study of the Saline Creek area. Joe Hart presented the information on the second study June 20.

Hart said the water availability model, which is an analysis of how much water can be pumped out of the lake for use, yielded a range anywhere from 2.23 million to 3.4 millions of gallons of water a day.

“To put that in perspective,” Hart said, “the city of Canton currently has 2.06 million of gallons per day base.  Even at the lowest normal pullout, the lake would double the city’s water supply. From a population standpoint, the city of Canton would provide water to 24,000 people.”

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