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Des Moines lake to be drained for spring renovation

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials have announced they will begin draining Easter Lake in southeastern Des Moines to prepare for renovations to the lake this coming spring.The Iowa Department of Natural Resources, city of Des Moines and other agencies will be lowering the water level in the lake about six feet per day until it's completely drained by February.Most of the fish in the 179-acre lake will be sent downstream into the Des Moines River. Some fish loss is expected.