Manager's Message

Manager's Message
News - 11/13/2020
With the lake down over ten feet, you will notice a lot of building activity as shareholders complete projects they had permitted with us prior to the drawdown.  If you are contemplating a project, please contact the LOC.  All lake front projects including seawalls require a permit. 

One project that many are performing is to dig out and deepen their boat slip.  Please be advised that, while it is allowable to dig out your slip, any spoils must be removed.  Do not place spoils from digging out you slip farther out in the lakebed.  They must be removed and hauled away.  You might be thinking that 2-4 yards of material can’t make a difference, but if there are 100 people doing the same thing it becomes 2-4 hundred yards of material.  Scale is everything when managing a 417-acre lake.

For those of you who are not planning any projects during the drawdown, I would urge you to at least take the opportunity to inspect the elements of your boathouse, docks and seawall that are usually underwater to ensure they are in good shape.  It would not be unusual to find a footing or two that have been washed out among other things.  Any problems you find will be much more economically repaired while the lake is down as opposed to when the lake is at full pool.  If you need any help finding resources, please give us a call.

If the long-range weather forecast is correct, we should have plenty of precipitation this winter which would translate into a good start on the lake refill.  Let’s hope that is true.  Refilling without bringing water from the Tualatin gives us a leg up in our water quality efforts going forward.

Finally, the lake tends to perform the function of an invisible fence for your back yard.  That fence, which may act to keep your pets in your yard and unwanted pests or even intruders out of your boathouse, is not there right now.  Please make sure you don’t leave any valuables in your boathouse and be aware if you see someone in the lakebed that you don’t know.  Also, do not be surprised to find that your dog who is afraid of water turns out to be not so afraid of mud and makes their escape out the back.  Experience tells me this is a regular occurrence during a drawdown. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if there is anything I can do for you.