Good news for the White Rock Lake community, bad news for silt.

The Dallas City Council approved the White Rock Lake dredging feasibility study in a meeting Wednesday.

The proposal pulled $99,300 from the White Rock Lake Beautification Fund, which is funded “by lease revenues from White Rock Lake Boat House and Filter Building,” reported D Magazine.

More than $176,000 in FEMA grant money will also go toward “Spillway Capacity Analysis, Breach Analysis and Potential Failure Mode Analysis for White Rock Dam,” according to the meeting’s agenda.

The lake was was last dredged in 1998. Read more about the lake’s depth and sediment build up here.

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