Do Columbia's Lakes Hold Any Other Secrets?

After a gun reportedly turned up during the dredging of Lake Kittamaqundi, could there be anything else?


During opening statements in the retrial of a man convicted of a 2008 murder in Wilde Lake, assistant state's attorney Doug Nelsen told the court that the murder weapon used in the homicide was found during the dredging process of Lake Kittamaqundi.

Federal officials were able to take the gun and match it with shell casings found at the scene of the shooting, according to Nelsen.

This got me wondering, did anything else interesting, unique or dangerous turn up during the dredging process of Columbia's three man-made lakes?

On Wednesday I received an answer: No, according to Columbia Association spokesperson David Greisman.

Dredging of the lakes began in 2010 with Lake Kittamaqundi and both Kittamaqundi and Wilde Lake were finished by 2012. Lake Elkhorn is currently being dredged, with dredging expected to continue into February of 2013, according to Columbia Association.

Dredging removes tons of sediment from the lake beds, which cuts down on vegetation growth, maintaining the environmental and aesthetic value of the lakes, according to Dennis Mattey, director of construction for CA.

But maybe, there's something you lost in one of Columbia's lakes that didn't turn up during the dredging process? If there is, tell us in the comments.

Related Articles:

Prosecutor: Gun Used in Wilde Lake Village Center Shooting Recovered in Lake Kittamaqundi

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