The City of Kirksville recently lowered the water level at Hazel Creek Lake to help kill off an invasive plant that has caused problems for visitors who use the lake for recreation purposes.
On April 17, 2018, while water levels were extremely low, Adair County Road and Bridge personnel took time to replace deteriorating drainage tubes under Hungry Hollow Road. Hungry Hollow Road crosses over the dam of Hazel Creek Lake.
The Road and Bridge crew completed the project in a single day in order to minimize the negative impact the road closure would have on residents.
All costs associated with installing the new drainage tube was paid for by Adair County.