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Young plants are in place on the bank below a retaining wall and patio feature in this September photo showing a property on Diamond Lake after a restoration project. The other photo below shows the same property before the project. (Submitted photo courtesy Middle Fork Crow River Watershed District)

Preventing lakefront soil erosion: Restoration measures promoted for area shorelines


WILLMAR — Minnesota lakeshore homeowners spend a lot of money for every foot of their lakefront property, yet every year that valuable soil crumbles and is washed away by erosion.

“People are losing valuable shoreline,” said Vanessa Glieden Henjum, in a presentation Tuesday to the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners. “They’re watching their valuable property wash into the lake.”

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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