Council Chambers March 1, 2012 6:00pm
The Devils Lake Water Improvement District Board meeting will be held on Thursday March 1st at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held in the City Hall Council Chambers, which are located on the third floor of City Hall.
Recently DLWID staff hosted a meeting with representatives from the City, DEQ, Lincoln County and private onsite wastewater management installers, pumpers and inspectors. The topic of the meeting was a discussion of potential inspection criteria, and state requirements. Staff will share the details of the meeting.
Save Our Shoreline
Learn about the Lakescaping class the District is sponsoring on Saturday, March 31. The goal of the class is to educate participants on how native planting can not only simplify yard maintenance but improve the lake’s water quality and wildlife habitat at the same time.
The District hired Max Depth Aquatics to act as a consultant in their efforts to appeal the ODFW rejection of their application to stock additional grass carp in Devils Lake. The consultant has agreed to provide the Board with monthly updates on his progress. Also learn how Devils Lake benefited from a team of Americorps members working with the Oregon State Parks. The ten person team spent a day removing invasive species at the East Devils Lake State Recreation Area, and doing site preparation for a Raingarden at a private home.
The District has received a second iteration of the erosion report and returned it with additional comments to Tetra Tech. The District didn’t feel there was ample time to review a third iteration ahead of the meeting. Therefore staff has recommended not taking any action on the erosion study until the April meeting.
A new potential addition to the District’s communication offering will be discussed. An opportunity to provide a community education class through the Oregon Coast Community College for Spring 2012 has presented itself. This would be a one-time, 3 hour course on the Water Quality Monitoring programs of the District entitled, Devils Lake Water Quality 101. If successful the OCCC Community Education Program may develop into a permanent program which the District may be eligible to participate providing additional outreach and exposure.
Diver Assisted Suction Harvesting
Recently the District has had discussions related to a potential vegetation management tool called Diver Assisted Suction Harvesting that suck weeds from the bottom of the lake. One aspect of this method that might provide significant benefit is the adaptability of the machines to be used for Harmful Algal Bloom clean up. Blue-green algae could be vacuumed off the top of the lake in an effort to minimize the public’s exposure. Findings from initial investigations on this equipment will be discussed.
Can’t Make The Meeting?
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. Read more about it and follow the links to additional information.