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City approves plans to fix Vets Lake

Canada geese at Veterans Memorial Lake enjoy a warm late winter afternoon Monday. The lake and its on-going algae problem were discussed at the Great Bend City Council meeting Monday night.

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Note: This story was updated on Feb. 18 to show the correct date for Party in the Park. The event is set for Saturday, Aug. 16.

Miniature drones, bottle rockets and herd dogs are among the methods suggested for driving geese away from Veterans Memorial Lake in an effort to reduce future algae growth. The Great Bend City Council voted Monday to implement plans from CH2M Hill, an Englewood, Colo.-based consulting firm hired to create an algae remediation report.
The study was authorized last November. Estell Johnson from CH2M’s Wichita office attended Monday’s city council meeting to ...

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