Clear Cutting To Start Monday For Hard Labor Creek Reservoir in Walton County

Jimmy Parker at meeting Tuesday
Jimmy Parker at meeting Tuesday
Residents of southeastern Walton County as well as others traveling through the area will soon get a clearer sense of the scope of the 1,400 acre Hard Labor Creek Regional Reservoir project.

Construction crews on Monday will begin clear cutting the area that will be filled by the lake, Project Manager Jimmy Parker told the Reservoir Management Board at its regular meeting Tuesday afternoon at the Walton County Government Building in Monroe.

Crews with construction firm Layne Heavy Civil will work for the next six to eight months, Parker said, clearing the reservoir basin. They will cut trees 18 to 24 inches above the ground and leave the stumps.

Residents and others using the roads can expect to encounter lots of timber trucks hauling the trees to mills for processing, Parker said.

In other action on Tuesday, The Management Board voted to spend up to $10,000 to relocate a horse trail in Heritage Park in southern Oconee County.

For details about the clear cutting and the horse trail, go to Oconee County Observations.

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