This is what passes for progress in Columbia County: an island of silt and sediment in lovely 50-year-old Lake Jean, plus murky, muddy water. The fishing used to be fantastic, but now there are hardly any fish left because the bottom of the lake is covered with silt, not natural vegetation for the fish.
Several people have remarked that Lake Jean off Hereford Farm Road in Evans is just a giant mudhole. This occurred because upstream developments were negligent about taking precautions to prevent this. And it is still going on.
The whole lake could fill up with silt and sediment, and it would not matter to anyone except those of us who live around the lake. It has been part of Evans for 50 years and it deserves better; we who live there deserve better.
Rachel Tiller Rabitsch
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