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Trees to be cut off McDowell Lake levy

The trees and vegetation are scheduled to be removed on the dike at the north end of McDowell Lake in the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge southeast of Colville starting in fall 2011. (Rich Landers)
The trees and vegetation are scheduled to be removed on the dike at the north end of McDowell Lake in the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge southeast of Colville starting in fall 2011. (Rich Landers)

PUBLIC LANDS --  The dikes and levies along the Coeur d'Alene River near North Idaho College and along Lewiston aren't the only areas where trees are scheduled to be cut by order of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The trees and woody vegetation is scheduled to be cut along the dike at McDowell Lake starting this fall, said officials at the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge.

The corps said the trees and brush must be cut to protect the integrity of the levies and reduce the possibility of major failures.



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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