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Protective barrier purchase for Lewis Creek OK'd

During the Tuesday morning meeting of the Linn County Board of Commissioners, Roger Nyquist and Sherrie Sprenger approved the purchase of a new small craft waterway barrier to be installed at Lewis Creek Park day use area on Foster Reservoir.

The barrier will cost $255,844 and is manufactured by Worthington Waterway Barriers, East Canton, Ohio.

The proposal was brought to the board by Parks Director Brian Carroll. The small craft barrier will be placed beyond the current barrier, creating a non-swimming and non-boating buffer zone.

Worthington Waterway testing indicates it will effectively...

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