The Beauty of Westlake
Westlake Lake and Dam are private; solely owned and operated by Westlake Lake Management Association (WLMA) a non profit corporation. WLMA is governed by a Board of 33 volunteer Representatives elected annually by the 1300 homeowners and the commercial development surrounding the Lake.
The Lake offers boating and fishing opportunities for the homeowners and their guests, Westlake Yacht Club members, and residents of the Westlake Community. If you have an interest in mooring an electric, fishing or sail boat in WLMA’s public marina please contact the WLMA office to learn more at the contact information shown below. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to Noon; 1 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
If you are a WLMA member and have questions concerning your annual assessments, private dock or boat, please feel free to give the office a call. We are here to help and make your lake experience an enjoyable one!
The Board welcomes your attendance at their monthly Board meetings held at the Westlake Yacht Club on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
The State of the Lake
1. The lake water temperature is currently 84 degrees which is not ideal for maintaining optimum lake clarity. we are dealing with Planktonic algae due to excessive heat and high-water temperatures. Clean Lakes applied an application of Copper Sulphate Algaecide on 08-31-22 to help combat this Algae. This should be the last treatment of the year. As the days get shorter and the temperatures decrease, lake clarity will improve. Lake clarity has improved over the last few days due to this treatment.
2. Jason K continues to work on updating our Lake operations manual.
3. We will be removing the debris buildup around the vendor docks and toward the end of dock 100-200. After looking at these areas closer, I determined that we can do this work in-house. The buildup is a result of outflow from the Firehouse drain into the lake.
The Rich History of Westlake
D. K. Ludwig, an oil tanker and shipping magnate, also owned a development company called American- Hawaiian. He bought the area of Westlake Lake in the early sixties when it was known as the Russell Ranch for the then unheard of whopping price of $2,500 per acre. At that time Potrero Creek ran the length of the entire property and often flooded the valley whenever it rained hard. Half of the property was too rugged or too steep for real estate development and many of the locals were sure old Ludwig had gotten the short end of the deal. But Ludwig knew it was only a matter of time before a new freeway would run right past his property and, since it was only 35 miles from the largest population center in the state, he knew that “if he built it, they would come.”
In 1964, American-Hawaiian commissioned Bechtel Corporation to perform a comprehensive planning study for the entire 11,780 acres of the Albertson Ranch.
While the ultimate development varies somewhat from the final Bechtel report, the basic elements for what were to become the reality of the “City in the Country” were all established in that plan. READ MORE
10 Facts about Westlake Lake
Ownership: Our Lake and Dam are private and solely owned and operated by Westlake Lake Management Association (WLMA), a non-profit corporation.
Purpose: The Lake was created and exists to enhance “scenic beauty” and recreation in the Westlake community.
Water and Wells: The Lake water is the lifeline of WLMA. The Lake is served by wells jointly owned by WLMA and the Westlake Golf Course
Dam: The integrity of the dam cannot be compromised.
Scenic Beauty, Safety, Ecology and Recreation are among WLMA’s top priorities.
Authority: WLMA is governed by its CC&Rs, Articles, By-Laws, and California Lake License and applicable California law .
Administration: Thirty-three volunteer Board Representatives elected from WLMA members (Homeowners and The Landing) administer the Lake.
Funding: The Lake is funded solely by member assessment to the Homeowners and The Landing, and by dock, boat, and fishing fees.
Lake Use: Lake use is for the 1,300+ Homeowners, their guests, Westlake Yacht Club members, and the Westlake community.
Public or Commercial Activity: No public or commercial activity is allowed on the Lake except by WLMA’s permission for furthering its purposes.
Don’t feed the ducks!
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