The Devils Lake Water Improvement District held its September board meeting in the District offices on Thursday, September 2nd, 2010. The meeting was attended by approximately 10 interested parties.
Executive Session of the Board: The Board of Directors held an Executive Session preceding their regularly scheduled meeting.
Public Comment: Members of the public provided comments on several items. These included; concerns on the cost of the Erosion Study, suggestions that the District should remove the logs currently in the river, a request for an explanation on the current lake level management plan, and some discussion on the District’s comments with OWRD on the City water rights application.
Lake Level Update: The Board discussed the current lake level, it was reported that the lake has been manually dropped in the month of August by the Lake Contractor and will continue to be dropped through the month of September. This is being done in an effort to comply with the conditions of our permit that state that inflow and outflow must be equal during this time of the year. The request for a waiver on the inflow/outflow requirement was discussed and it appears that the District has repeatedly contacted Water Resources via email, on the topic and has not hear back. The Board advised that it remains the policy of the District to begin the season at 9.53′ and continue to balance in accordance with the permit. Continue reading