Lake Season To Begin

1 decade 1 year 1 month ago Friday, April 20 2007 Apr 20, 2007 Friday, April 20, 2007 5:33:34 PM CDT April 20, 2007 in News

Workers have cleaned up most of the damage, and the lake expects to see as many visitors as years past.

After winter weather collapsed some covered docks and sunk several boats, Lake officials scrambled to get everything ready for spring. With many Missourians ready for good weather, those who live at the Lake knew it would be ready.

"This is the Lake, people come here to vacation, people come here to go on the Lake and be on the boats and this town is gonna do whatever it takes to make it happen," said Jessica Fitzgerald, resident.

The newer docks include cross-barriers which adds strength to the roof and allows it to hold more snow than the older docks. With damage to the docks kept to a minimum, the Lake Visitors Bureau expects to see up to 400 boats on the water once the real season kicks in Memorial Day weekend.

But before all that, the first test for the docks is this weekend's in-water boat show. Officials say they've received more calls about the Lake than the last couple of years.

"Most of the repairs on the docks have been completed and I don't foresee any delay in our season whatsoever," said Tim Jacobsen, Director of the Lake Visitor Bureau.

Jacobsen hopes all the problems are solved, and has faith the lake will coast into a successful summer.

REPORTED BY A.J. BAYATPOUR

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