Attend January DLWID Meeting

Erosion Study Presented January 5, 2012 6:00pm

The Devils Lake Water Improvement District has conducted an erosion study to determine if and how the lake level impacts erosion on properties surrounding Devils Lake. Tetra Tech presented their evaluation of the lake resulting from the fieldwork that occurred this spring at last month’s DLWID Board meeting.  While the agenda has not yet been posted for this month’s meeting on Thursday January 5th at 6:00pm, we anticipate some board discussion will occur related to the erosion study revisions requested last month. Please note that these meetings have moved to City Hall Council Chambers, which are located on the third floor of City Hall.

If you cannot attend this month’s meeting; it will appear on Channel 4 for all Charter customers. You can check the Channel 4 Schedule for airing times. The best way to stay informed is for all lake front homeowners and interested parties to attend these important meetings.

There are several topics of importance to lake residents on this month’s agenda. Due to the importance of this month’s meeting we sent this notice prior to the District posting the meeting documents, the links should function once the documents have been uploaded.


Staff Reports


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  1. The existing concrete structure in the water was built above the normal lake level. It is in fact almost 2 feet higher and therefore raises the entire lake level which has negative impacts. The removal of this manmade barrier will allow the lake to flush more efficiently which is essential for water turnover. Also the concrete dam is blocking the sand from winter storm surges from flowing back to the ocean. So much sand has been deposited and locked in behind the dam it is over 100 yards long 100 feet wide and 8 to 10 feet deep. The built up sand bar also acts as an extension of the dam limiting the lakes ability to flow as it should. The benefits of removal would be a healthier lake and also decrease property damage from erosion and flooding during the winter storm surges. The summer months the DlWID will install the temporary impoundment structure to maintain a lake level corresponding to the Rights directed by the State.

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