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LAKE MANAGERS REPORT- AUGUST, 2022

1. The lake water temperature is around 80 degrees which is not ideal for maintaining optimum lake clarity. Fortunately we do not have the algae’s of last summer which has given us a little better clarity so far.

2. I have sent the Operations and Lake management plan from 2014 to Jason Kershinstein to update to current times.

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.

4. We are still awaiting approval from the state on the final portion of our EAP.

5. We continue to have our siphon hoses on for the release of 112.5 gallons per minute of lake water to flow downstream per our state water resources control board permit. Fortunately, we were able to turn them on a month or more later than when we were supposed to because of water flowing over the dam.

6. Wells 1 and 2 remain on. Well number one has approx 173ft of water available as of now. That is very close to the same number this time last year. Well number two has approx 237ft of water available, this time last year well number two had approx 180ft of water available. The lake level is 2.4 inches down which is the same as this time period last year. Wells one and two were turned on, on June 20 around 20 days later than last year which shows that the run off from the rains at the end of December were still seeping in to the lake and water flowing over the dam until recently. Wells 1 and 2 put out around 800 gallons of water per minute which is over a million gallons in a 24-hour period.

7. We continue to have our siphon hoses on for the release of 112.5 gallons per minute of lake water to flow downstream per our state water resources control board permit. Fortunately, we were able to turn them on a month or more later than when we were supposed to because of water flowing over the dam.

8. Dock 200 and dock 500 require some anchoring repair to be done, some of the support poles keeping the dock from moving have disappeared into lake bottom. We will use chain and concrete weights to resolve this problem.

9. Retired U.S Coast Guard Rear Admiral Tim Sullivan did a great presentation to the board of 33 on our Emergency Action Plan process.

10. We are continuing to clean below the dam, getting rid of all the dried-up algae.

11. I received two quotes for a FOB system for all ten marina dock gates. This will provide much better security and we will have the ability to turn anyone’s FOB off if necessary and also be able to put a time limit on when the gates open in the morning and close at night.

12. I met with a contractor to add a bathroom to the lake maintenance shed. I will be receiving a quote on this very soon.

13. Our new WLMA website is up and running. It is a nicely laid out site. I will post the Lake Manager reports along with any other updates WLMA related.

14. Steve and I have spent many hours this month below the dam researching the under drains which are there to relieve uplifting of water from an earthquake and cleaning them out to have viewing for a camera to see the integrity of these drains. We will do a presentation at the next 33 board meeting so everyone has a better understanding of their function and integrity.