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Crews were working on Wednesday to position giant stone blocks along the river bank just below the Sessom Creek outfall into the San Marcos River in a project that is a part of the Habitat Conservation Plan. Although the water appears cloudy in the photo above, silt fences are in place to help keep the river’s main channel clear.

‘Silt island’ being removed from River

 

By ANITA MILLER
News Editor
 
It had been there so long a newcomer might mistake it for a natural feature of the San Marcos River — but bit by bit this week the old silt “island” just downstream of Spring Lake Dam is going away.
Heavy machinery has been installed where families usually play as workers laid heavy stone blocks along the river’s banks. There is still plenty of river outside the project for residents to enjoy, and on Wednesday morning, a handful were already on scene enjoying the crystal-clear water.
 
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