City crews battle erosion at Shoal Creek Peninsula
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Part of the Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trail will soon close for work on the Shoal Creek Peninsula.
The peninsula is a man-made stretch of land at the mouth of Shoal Creek that extends into Lady Bird Lake near the Seaholm Power Plant. City officials say it has been eroding for the past 20 years.
They now plan to place limestone boulders along the banks to stop the trend.
"There have been previously attempts to stabilize the shoreline with broken concrete and other measures, which haven't held up to the test of time,” Morgan Byers, Austin Watershed Protection director. “But our solution is designed to last into perpetuity."
The project is expected to take six months and detours will start in two weeks.