As we all know there has been a lot of talk over the past few years of what to do about the silt build up in Mirror Pond. The Mirror Pond Management Board has narrowed down their future options to four choices which they will develop price tags and illustrations for by June. The four options are the following:
- Sediment removal. Basically everything will stay the same and they will just remove as much sediment as they can.
- Partial sediment removal. They will take some of the sediment out and build up some areas along the shore and the island. This will make the river a little faster and would require some artificial banks to aid erosion.
- Dam removal. Removing the Newport Ave dam and depending on how the river changes with the increased flow possibly building artificial banks to create more of a channel and to prevent erosion.
- Do nothing.
Personally I think options 2 or 3 would be the best long term options, but when the price tags are compiled and presented; the public will get to weigh in with their thoughts to the management board.