By Josh Brainerd - DLWID Lake Manager
A lake conservation aeration system project installation is currently being proposed by the Devils Lake Water Improvement District (DLWID). This conservation aeration project will include the direct introduction of oxygen into the deepest (lake center) section of the lake at the interface of lake sediment and lower lake waters. This will be accomplished using a shore-side fixed air compressor unit and 30 24”x 24” diffusers which will be situated on the lake bottom.
Recently DLWID has obtained all the regulatory approval required for the project. So far DLWID has obtained $10,000 dollars in grant funding from the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution fund to assist with the projected $150,000 total project cost. Additional outside funding continues to be sought by the District. Project bids will be solicited from qualified contractors and a contractor is expected to be chosen by 8/30/2018. The Oregon State "in-water work period" begins September 15, 2018. Construction is proposed to complete by December 15, 2018. More information is available at www.dlwid.org/projects.