Creating Future Fish Habitats, Preventing Shoreline Erosion
OCTOBER 7, 2016—We continue to receive questions about the vegetation that has grown on the exposed banks of Boone Lake during the lower water levels. Although some consider it a problem, the vegetation is actually doing two positive things:
- It benefits future fish populations by creating the spawning areas and fisheries of the future. Fishermen are already commenting about the larger catches they are seeing on the lake.
- It helps control soil erosion along the shoreline while the area is exposed.
If desired, property owners are allowed to mow and maintain the shoreline on their properties. If you have questions on how to best manage shoreline vegetation on your property, consult our comprehensive online brochure Boone Exposed Lakebed: An Owner's Guide.