(AP) - Ohio State
University has drained an iconic
lake at the center of campus to try to figure out how to lessen its economic
and environmental impact.
The university in Columbus is
paying $24,000 to a consultant to evaluate issues related to the
sustainability, safety and aesthetic nature of Mirror
The lake was emptied Monday and will stay that way for several months. Study
results are expected early next year.
The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1bcG2at
) reports that it costs the university the university more than $40,000 a year
to keep Mirror Lake
The lake varies from 2 1/2 feet to 8 feet deep and holds about 1 million
gallons. It's the site of an annual plunge that draws thousands of people the
week of the Ohio State-Michigan football game.
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