The Fishpond Project

January 21, 2006
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Fishpond Lake is a beautiful, 43-acre county-owned lake at Payne Gap in Letcher County. It has picnic areas, primitive camping and is a popular fishing spot. Unfortunately, the Head of Three Rivers Project has discovered low, but detectible levels of chromium contamination in the headwaters of the lake. Since the county would like to build an R.V. park and cabins in that area, The Head of Three Rivers Project is applying for money to conduct a feasibility study that would look at the economic viability of such facilities and determine how to remove the contamination from the site. A grant application is currently under consideration by the state office of the Appalachian Regional Commission.

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