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Monday, February 13, 2017

Columbus Water Works will be replacing a 30-inch sewer main traveling along the South Lumpkin Road Roundabout.  This work will require the area to be closed to all traffic for three (3) weeks. Construction will begin on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.  Pending any unforeseen delays, the roundabout is scheduled to re-open on Thursday, March 9, 2017.

During construction, all traffic will be detoured to bypass the closed roundabout, utilizing Fort Benning Road. Detour signage will be prominently displayed along the entire route. See the below map of the detour for more information.

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 Detour Map

Monday, February 06, 2017
Oxbow Meadows LakeThe Columbus Water Works, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center and Southeastern Lake Management worked with Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission to collect Christmas Trees after the holiday season.  The collected trees are being given new life, as they provide a healthy habitat for the fish in Oxbow Meadow’s lake.

Roughly three (3) years ago, we discovered that the lake had nearly been taken over by duckweed and other invasive species of grass.  In an effort to correct this issue, Southeastern Lake Management was brought in to remove the grass from the lake.  During this process, Columbus State University and other local school students were able to test the lake for water quality and learn more about the diverse flora and fauna.  Although their efforts to remove these invasive plants have been successful, adequate cover for the fish was also removed.  The significant reduction of cover created an issue for the fish. Smaller fish had no cover and hunting became exhaustive for predatory fish.  By re-using recycled Christmas trees to provide the needed cover, we hope to restore a healthier habitat.


On January 31, 2017, approximately 200 recycled Christmas trees were attached to cement blocks anchoring them vertically in the water and scattered throughout the lake.  Additional studies are scheduled for later this year to determine the success of this project.

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