Plans to dredge a channel from the new public access in the backwaters of Hudson to the main lake have been put on hold.
Hudson Lake is located west of South Bend near New Carlisle, Ind. and east of LaPorte, Ind.
The initial plan called for a deeper channel through the lily pads to be cut this fall, but there was no contractor available to do it.
That means the project will have to wait until next season. Boaters can still use the access but are reminded to idle carefully to reach the deeper water.