Manager's Message

Manager's Message
News - 6/18/2020
The weather forecast looks like we are easing our way into summer with temperatures in the 70s and even low 80s.  As a reminder, this time of year the LOC keeps the lake level a bit higher than the normal summer level in order to delay opening the head gate as long as possible. Make sure you are careful when boating under bridges since your towers may not clear when the lake is this full.  As you will read in the Water Quality blog, reducing the amount of phosphorus we bring in from the Tualatin River is one of the best strategies for ensuring good water quality during summer.

A busier lake will mean a busier marina.  By this time, you should have received your 2020 stickers (both LOC and State of Oregon).  If you do not have current stickers applied, we will not be able to fuel your boat.  Please remember the following procedures we have in place to remain compliant with state guidelines for phase one re-opening:
  • Maximum of 3 people in a boat at the gas docks. Some boats have been bringing more guests and just having them get of the boat.  That will not work going forward since we can accommodate 4 to 5 boats waiting for gas at the same time, which can lead to overcrowded conditions.
  • No more than 2 customers in the shop at one time. 
  • Masks are required in the marina.  We have purchased some disposable masks for you to use if you do not have one.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Technology is constantly evolving in all fields.  The field of watersports is no exception.  A form of personal watercraft that is becoming popular is the electric hydrofoil surfboard shown in this picture.
The Fliteboard eFoil - E-Hydrofoil made in Australia - E-Surfer
While these may look like fun, personal watercraft are not allowed on Oswego Lake.  Since they are rather expensive, I thought a word to the wise was in order before someone goes out and spends their hard-earned money.
Please make sure and read the post from the Events Committee.  They have been working on ways to provide entertainment that fits into what we are allowed to do right now.  We are pretty excited about the ideas they have come up with. 

Finally, we continue to see landscapers and even homeowners blowing debris into the lake on a weekly basis.  This is not only detrimental to water quality, but it is inconsiderate to the shareholders who live around you.  Please take a moment to speak to your landscapers and remind them about this practice.  We hope to see you soon!