Silting has forced the closure of one of the boating ramps at the Wildlife Area at Cedar Bluff. According to Kent Hensley with the state Wildlife and Parks the boating ramp at cove three will be closed for about three weeks while they work to remove silt that has built up at the ramp.
Hensley said this is a common process that happens when water washes sand onto the ramps. He estimated that about a foot to 18 inches of sand had washed up on the ramp at cove three.
While this ramp is in the wildlife area there are still two usable ramps at the state park one on the north shore and one on the south sore.