by: Marina Brett

A Watershed Plan to clean up Lake Taneycomo is moving forward.

Ozarks Water Watch in Kimberling City has applied for a $400,000 grant to help fund silt removal in the water, or any other lake problems identified by stakeholders down the line, according to a statement from Ozarks Water Watch.

Efforts to slow the amount of silt running into Lake Taneycomo have helped, but officials say without further remediation the situation will only get worse, turning the lake into a sort of wetlands full of vegetation, which would mean no more fishing or boating.