Boards are back in the dam

We hope everyone is staying healthy and faring well. Perhaps the lake can give us some peace and respite and more time to observe the migratory birds. (A wood duck has been observed in the second basin.)

As of 8 a.m. this morning (March 20), the boards are back in the dam, starting the refill.

We have been exploring calculations for flow rates based on measurements from the past (empirical approach) and on standard formula based on the width of the weir (aka spillway) and depth of water (theoretical approach).

We now have a consolidated data base with at least 10 years’ measurements that we’ll post on the LBA web site. A big thanks to Theresa O’Riorden, Conray Wharff and Dave Gray who have taken turns over the years to acquire this data.

The major 1987 Camp, Dresser & McKee Diagnostic Feasibility Study has been added to the Water Quality menu here on the LBA website.

Place your bets now as to when the lake level will over-top the boards!

Dan Barstow
Lake Boon Commission

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