That's the concern of some people, including The Point Steakhouse & Marina owner Bill Lukan.He
was showing photos of the delta's encroachment at a recent open house on waterfront development in Slave Lake.Lukan wants to know if logging in the Mooney watershed south of the lake is responsible.If so, he
thinks something should be done about it before the bay fills up with mud.Gib Engebretson, who lives about two kilometres up Mooney Creek from its mouth, suspects logging is to blame as well.Flooding and siltation are worse than in years past, he
says.In fact it got so bad in 1996 and '97 that the creek nearly plugged itself up with silt, adding to the flooding problem.That's when he
applied for permission to dig Mooney a new channel to the lake. "It had silted in all in two feet about the normal flood level and then it filtered through the bush," he
says.Engebretson received permission from the province to re-route the last bit of the creek from its northwesterly channel in a more northeasterly direction.He
did the work "about four or five years ago."