Kinni River Corridor Project

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Lake George is generally colder than the stormwater which enters the lake during the first flush of runoff during a summer storm event. The lake reduces the thermal spike from stormwater flows, but warm rain water still flows into the river. The reservoir also retains coarse sediments and associated pollutants in the vicinity of each stormwater outfall. The lake is fairly shallow, which limits its effectiveness for retaining finer sediments and soluble pollutants. Generally, the lakes have limited positive stormwater management benefits in their current state.