Lake Water Level Update December 6, 2015
Great news, the professional diver was able to remove the “beehive” guard on the lakeside. Chuck Shaw said that the flow rate is equal to or greater than the old pipe that was replaced last fell. As soon as the water level drops below the spillway, reassembly of the boards will occur to restore its normal function.
Lake Water Level Update December 2, 2015
Chuck Shaw has been able to identify and schedule a diver to perform the necessary work to remove the “beehive” guard on the lake side. This should occur this Saturday. After this body of work is completed, the dam should function normally to allow the lake water level to start lowering to the normal levels during the winter season.
Lake Water Level Update November 24, 2015
Chuck Shaw and Mark were unsuccessful on removing the “beehive” guard on the pipe end (lakeside). All spillway boards have been removed over 2 weeks ago. The water level has never gone below an inch over the spillway (inch over the concrete).
Chuck Shaw reached out to Pat Gile who brought up his wetsuit, but without tanks and weights could not stay down long enough to remove the “beehive” guard. Chuck Shaw also tried without a wetsuit, but couldn’t do the job either, water is too cold. Pat Gile was able to clear some of the debris in front of the lakeside pipe end, but the flow still isn’t enough to get the water level below the spillway.
Chuck Shaw is checking out on a professional diver in hopes to get them in as soon as possible to finish removing the “beehive” guard.
Lake Water Level Update November 6, 2015
The Dam was open on October 20th. Shortly after the “beehive” guard on the pipe end (lakeside) clogged up with leaves. Chuck Shaw was able to partially clear the blockage with a rake. However, within minutes it clogged again. Chuck Shaw reached out to Mark, the contractor who installed the drain pipe last fall. He was able to pry one of the boards up and got the flow running via the spillway. Chuck and Mark will monitor and adjust the spillway boards as needed to lower the lake water level. There are only two bolts that hold the “beehive” guard and are somewhat easy to get to. The plan is for Chuck Shaw and Mark to remove the “beehive” late Sunday or Monday. This change will allow us to switch fully back over to the dam drain pipe. The future plan is to go back and install the old grate or something equally equivalent.
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