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Marine Board Approves Grant for Canal Dredging on Tenmile Lake
For Immediate Release -7/27/11
The Oregon State Marine Board approved a grant to dredge the canal connecting North and South Tenmile Lakes in Coos County, on June 27 at their quarterly meeting held in Sisters, OR. 
Coos County applied for, and received a grant to dredge the canal due to heavy silting, aquatic weed growth and shallow water levels.  The canal has been periodically dredged to keep access open between the lakes for boats and the canal also serves as an outlet for high water inflow to North Tenmile Lake.  Without this outlet, portions of the City of Lakeside and the commercial facilities on North Tenmile Lake could be subject to flooding.  The anticipated construction will occur this fall. 
The Board approved $215,196 in state boater funds combined with $5,686 of in-kind contributions, $5,000 in applicant cash and $24,804 in federal Clean Vessel Act funds for a project total of $250,686. 
The Oregon State Marine Board is funded entirely by user fees, and the revenue generated from the fees goes back to boaters in the form of boating facility improvements, law enforcement services, and education and outreach. 
For more information about this grant and temporary closures, contact Coos County Parks at 541-396-3121. 
A complete list of “Round One” grant projects for the 2011-2013 biennium can be found at http://www.boatoregon.com/OSMB/BoatFac/docs/11_13_grant_info.pdf.