Hatlem Pond pre-dredge work started this week; dredge scheduled May 15

All the necessary permits have been received and the contracts are in place to begin the dredge on May 15th. This week we began clearing the spoils area, and berm construction will begin in early May.

If you haven’t made a pledge for the Hatlem Pond dredge, now is a good time to do it. We’re still short about 10% from our funding goal of $290,000.

Thanks for your support of the Hatlem Pond Dredge.

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Big Glen West Shore – April 18, 2014

A substantial pile of ice on the west shore of Big Glen featuring three students from the Leelanau School's Freshwater Ecology Class.   Photo courtesy of Rob Karner

A substantial pile of ice on the west shore of Big Glen featuring three students from the Leelanau School’s Freshwater Ecology Class.
Photo courtesy of Rob Karner

Mr and Mrs. Merganser

Here is a photo showing a male (foreground) and female (background) that are "in force" on what little open water we have on Glen Lake.  The GLA is doing everything we can to keep these ducks from staying on our lake in an effort to reduce swimmer's itch.  Photo courtesy of Rob Karner

Here is a photo showing a male (foreground) and female (background) that are “in force” on what little open water we have on Glen Lake. The GLA is doing everything we can to keep these ducks from staying on our lake in an effort to reduce swimmer’s itch.
Photo courtesy of Rob Karner

Little Glen – March 11, 2014

Photo courtesy of Rob Karner

Photo courtesy of Rob Karner

Crystal River Action in March – Otter eating a duck dinner

Otter

Photo courtesy of Rob Karner

Lake Level Update from the Water Level Committee

Your GLA and its Water Level Committee know that the lake levels are high and have been for over six weeks. (Check the statistics on our website.) This past weekend’s powerful storms have made the situation worse, and we are currently 5 inches above our winter target lake level. Lake frontage pretty much everywhere was pounded by powerful wind and waves that caused the tornadoes in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. The Crystal River dam has been full open for over six weeks, so at this point, there is nothing we can do additionally.  The river flow is currently at maximum allowable, and any increase in the flow might cause river property flooding and possible breaching.

So, pray for a little sunny dry weather!

Bill Meserve, Chair Water Level Committee

Tamarack Cove on Big Glen – October 27

Photo courtesy of Rob Karner

Photo courtesy of Rob Karner

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