Debris from the lake

A line of debris (looking south, from the south end of the city ballfield) clutters of Clay County Park in Wakefield at the point where lake water started to recede. The debris consists mostly of logs, branches and sticks, but there’s also pallets, railroad ties plywood sheets, fence panels, tires and even a couple of tractor tire rims used as fire pits.           (Ryan D. Wilson/Dispatch)

Milford Lake has started to go down, but only about one stick has been picked up in the cleanup, as the City of Wakefield and others affected by the flood have held off on clean-up efforts in order to ensure they will be reimbursed for the flood damage by FEMA.

The Wakefield City Council met last night in a special meeting that was called in part to discuss the next steps for flood clean-up.