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Rogers’ Lake Atalanta Ecological Study Complete

Posted: February 17, 2014 at 5 a.m.

 STAFF PHOTO FLIP PUTTHOFF 
Jeff Overturf checks his fishing rod Friday hoping to catch some trout at Lake Atalanta in Rogers. The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission stocks the lake with trout each winter.
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STAFF PHOTO FLIP PUTTHOFF Jeff Overturf checks his fishing rod Friday hoping to catch some trout at Lake Atalanta in Rogers. The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission stocks the lake with trout each winter.

A second ecological study of Lake Atalanta garnered mixed reviews from people who have expressed concern about a lake renovation project.

At A Glance

Lake Atalanta Study

An FTN study found:

The impact of the project will be limited and minor.

Improvement to Prairie Creek, within the park north of Walnut Street, would benefit aquatic species, creating varied habitats, such as pool, riffles and runs.

Bike and hiking trails would have minor impact.

Trail density near the head of Frisco Springs could be an issue because of the steep slope.

Source: Staff Report

At A Glance

Project Features

Rogers officials expect to spend $17 million on the Lake Atalanta project. Plans include:

Prairie Creek improvement

Boardwalk

Channel stabilization

Hiking, biking trails

Walnut Street improvement

Bike park

Amphitheater, observation tower and parking area

Dredging the lake

Source: Staff Report

Web Watch

To read the FTN study, go to www. nwaonline.com/documents.

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