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Meet Bill Meserve at the Glen Lake Dam on the Crystal River

Education, Get Involved October 11, 2016 No Response

In this video, you will learn some of the basics of how the Glen Lake Association attempts to regulate lake levels throughout the year.  Many GLA members may have never seen the dam and/or know how it is managed. Bill talks about the many factors that play into managing the dam and the technology that helps the water level committee make important decisions about lake levels that are in turn, affecting water quality. Shoreline erosion and ice damage to shorelines are among the many topics discussed along with the fall salmon run up the Crystal River.

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Swimmer’s Itch Plan Update

Education September 27, 2016 One Response

This video was made at The Leelanau School during the Michigan Swimmer’s Itch Partnership conference.  The interview is between Rob Karner, Watershed Biologist, and Ron Reimink of SiCon, LLC. This video highlights the recommendations of SiCon to the Glen Lake Association for the next 8-10 months as it relates to what steps should be taken to reduce swimmer’s itch. Ron Reimink is the world’s leading researcher with respect to Common Mergansers and live trapping them off lakes that have swimmer’s itch. Watch and learn about this important topic for the Glen Lake Association members.

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Hatlem Pond Dredge Study

Education September 21, 2016 No Response

This video is filmed on location at Hatlem Pond. Watershed biologist Rob Karner interviews the engineer of Spicer Engineering. This video highlights the work being done during the fall of 2016 that will measure the sediment that has been “trappped” by the pond upstream from the dam. Once we know the depth of the pond after two years of dredging it, we can determine how fast the pond is filling up again and forecast how long it may take before a decision is made for another maintenance dredge to happen sometime in the future. Stay tuned for the results of this important study.

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