Water Rights Final Determination Released

City Has Until 2026 to Complete the Project

The Oregon Water Resources Department released its Final Determination for Transfer Application T-11116 for Lincoln City’s change in the Point of Diversion (P.O.D.) of their existing Rock Creek water right on March 16, 2011.  This Final Determination provided the Department’s conclusion that the proposed change in place of use, and point of diversion, should be approved. You may review the Final Order in Application T-11116 as it contains certain conditions that have been identified as a condition of the permit.  The City and Siletz tribe have until October 1, 2026 to complete the work described in the application and until October 1, 2027 to claim beneficial use.  With this order the City’s application process comes to a close.

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Attend April DLWID Meeting

Board Meets April 7, 2011 6:00pm

The Devils Lake Water Improvement District Board meeting will be held in its offices above Radio Shack Thursday April 7th at 6:00pm.   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.  These discussions include; a special presentation by the Oregon Marine Board related to boat wash stations, a discussion of log removal on the D-River, and an update on the Septic Tank Revitalization Program as well as the Save Our Shoreline Program. The potential purchase of the Union 50 Club and creation of the Cafe will be discussed including possible sources of funding as well as the statutory authority provided by ORS 552 to the District for such projects.  The board will determine if the District will proceed with volunteer intern this summer.

Please follow the links below to access the latest agenda, staff reports and meeting minutes:


Staff Reports



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Candidate Profile: Jack Strayer

Director, Position 1, 4-year term ending June 30, 2015

I have been a property owner on Devils Lake since 1982, where my family and friends have enjoyed a wide variety of water related activities.

I have been a long time member of the Preservation Association of Devils Lake (PADL). I believe strongly that the lake should be preserved and enhanced to provide high quality recreation while being managed in an environmentally friendly manner for fish, wildlife and the ecosystem. I have worked hard to incorporate these values into the Devils Lake Plan and to be responsive to the issues raised by those interested in Devils Lake.

We owe it to ourselves, our children and future generations to carefully consider lake improvement decisions. If reelected, I promise to continue to assure that Devils Lake is, managed responsibly, efficiently, and effectively.

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Historic Anchor Inn Restaurant Reopens

After a few years off famous pasta dinners are back

We visited the Historic Anchor Inn this evening for a great meal of salad, clam chowder, French bread and Kip Ward’s famous spaghetti.  The Inn offers these delicious dinners as well as an equally delicious breakfast to guests staying at the Inn.  Local residents have been welcome for a modest donation to the chief.

In talking to Kip we learned that the Inn will once again operate the famous dining room as a full scale restaurant beginning April 1st.  The restaurant will specialize in a wide variety of pasta dishes.  If you haven’t been down to the Anchor you really should visit and enjoy one of these dinners.  While dining you can enjoy all the unusual collectibles which adorn every corner of the dining room.  The Historic Anchor Inn supports many local causes with special dinners so keep an eye on Oregon Coast Today to learn about these events.  Give it a try, you’ll love it.

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Tsunami Warning issued For Oregon Coast

The Oregonian

Damaging waves could hit between 7 a.m. and 7:30, the National Weather Service says. Scientists hadn’t determined yet the size of the wave.

The timing of when the wave may hit ranges from 7:15 a.m. at Charleston to 7:24 a.m. at Seaside.

A tsunami advisory is in effect for the coast of Washington. That is a step below a warning and means spot damage is possible in harbors and estuaries along beaches.

A tsunami warning also is in effect for California north of Point Conception to the Washington border. An advisory is in effect south of Point Conception.

“Stay away from the beach,”  said Bill Steele, a University of Washington seismologist with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network. “Be smart about it. The water has a lot of power. Pay attention to your local emergency managers.”

The wave is expected after the  8.9-magnitude earthquake off northeastern Japan.

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Candidate Profile: Douglas Pirie

Director, Position 2, 4-year term ending June 30, 2015

The Mission of the Devils Lake Water Improvement District is to:

  • Improve and maintain water quality
  • Improve the environment for fish, wildlife and humans
  • Increase public access to Devils Lake
  • Reestablish safe and efficient navigation

I live on Devils Lake on the Lincoln County east side, and have a passion for using my kayaks and two Hobie Cat sailboats on a beautiful lake, free of weeds, algae and sewage. Continue reading

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May 17, 2011 Election

This year there are three Board position (numbers 1, 2 and 3) of the Devils Lake Water Improvement District that are up for election in this cycle. All terms are for four years. To be eligible, candidates must be property owners in the District. As of this writing three candidates have filed the paper work with the County, the deadline for candidates is March 17, 2011. The current slate of candidate are:

  • Director Position 1 – Jack Strayer
  • Director Position 2 – Douglas Pirie
  • Director Position 3 – Joe Barnes

The Navigator has requested statements from each of the candidates. We will run a post for each candidate as we receive them. Please see our candidate page to review all.

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