Mona Lake Channel
In 1977, MLIA funded construction of the present steel channel walls. But low water levels can create a situation where it is not viable to clear the outlet with simple dredging. The channel arms do not extend far enough at low levels and sand fills the mouth of the channel. Also, the exit from the channel places boats in the surf zone and waves can force them sideways. The long term solution is to extend the channel walls further. In 2001, the MLIA applied for a permit to extend the channel walls but the Army Corps of Engineers denied the application. Contributing factors included concern for shore erosion and the fact that MLIA is not the owner of the property. Nonetheless, MLIA feels that these objections may be overcome, and is continuing to explore possibities for channel extension. Westshore Consulting has prepared a Feasibility Study which can be accessed by clicking the link below. You will need Adobe Acrobat software.