Saturday, September 8, 2018

Rumor Control: “Is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about to begin dredging operations in Lake Osborne?” No!


Beware the rumors floating around in this little
City of Lake Worth and in places like the
Great Walled City of Atlantis too.

This rumor, revived and re-circulated over and over again from certain neighborhoods west of I-95 is nothing new and has to be regularly debunked: No. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is not going to “reconfigure” Lake Osborne into the shape of a dolphin:

The Army Corps of Engineers announced today that they plan to dredge and reconfigure Lake Osborne as part of a federal mandate to return lakes and waterways to their “pre-development” state.

There is not and never was a plan by the U.S. Army Corps to dredge and then reshape Lake Osborne to look like a snook, grouper, tuna or any type of fish or reshaped to look like a dolphin or any other type of mammal for that matter. Anyone even suggesting the Army Corps would do something like that is just plain silly.

The lesson is be very careful of rumors and wild speculation.

However, reconfiguring Lake Osborne to look like “Flipper (the “aquatic Lassie”) seemed like a really good idea to some people ten years ago who lived near the lake, according to Mr. Tom McGow. Read more about that below.

Please examine the two images below.

Lake Osborne, in its present state, following in-fill development efforts that began 80–100 years
ago in what would later become CPBC.

Lake Osborne, located in John Prince Park, is in unincorporated or “suburban CPBC roughly between the City of Lake Worth (Lake Osborne Dr. to the east; right in image) and the Great Walled City of Atlantis (to the west of Congress Ave., not in image).

Now to Lake Osborne in its ‘proposed’ Dolphin configuration WHICH IS AN URBAN MYTH!


There was never a plan to reshape Lake Osborne
into a dolphin like Flipper!

However, according to Mr. McGow, “Local resident ■■■■ ■■■■■■■■, who lives close to the lake,
added, ‘I like it!’ ”

And lastly for a little more history, if you are a new or recently new resident of this City of Lake Worth, please take a few moments and find out how our Downtown Publix came to be.


Another humorous and clever image from
the inimitable Tom McGow.

This one demonstrating how silly the arguments were that Publix would not become a huge success in Downtown Lake Worth:
Publix Works” was published by McGow in April 2010, prior to construction of our dependable, treasured, and reliable Publix supermarket
here in our City.