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Article updated: 3/31/2013 7:44 AM

New alliance working to solve issues with Bangs Lake channels

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Ducks and geese traverse the mouth of the channel that feeds into Bangs Lake in Wauconda, but boats couldn't do the same during last year's drought conditions. Residents have formed an alliance which hopes to get the channel dredged.

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Wauconda resident Jack Marcus is part of the Bangs Lake Channel Alliance, which seeks to get the channels that feed into the lake dredged. The channels became impassable for boats last year.

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Wauconda resident Jack Marcus is concerned about the depth of the channel that runs behind his home and feeds into Bangs Lake. He said the depth is under 1 foot, and he can't access the lake with his boat.

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A group of Wauconda residents concerned about the quality and depth of the channels leading to Bangs Lake are working with local officials and other agencies to solve the problems. "We do recognize it's going to be an incremental job," resident Ken Siwieck said.
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    • Ducks and geese traverse the mouth of the channel that feeds into Bangs Lake in Wauconda, but boats couldn’t do the same during last year’s drought conditions. Residents have formed an alliance which hopes to get the channel dredged.
    • Wauconda resident Jack Marcus is part of the Bangs Lake Channel Alliance, which seeks to get the channels that feed into the lake dredged. The channels became impassable for boats last year.
    • Wauconda resident Jack Marcus is concerned about the depth of the channel that runs behind his home and feeds into Bangs Lake. He said the depth is under 1 foot, and he canít access the lake with his boat.
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