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Posted on July 16, 2018 at 8:21 PM by Ryan Hiniker
Drainage update 7/16/2018
Upcoming Drainage Hearings or Meetings:
Rivers and lakes are still very high, however slowly but surely, they are starting to drop back down. Hundreds of acres are still flooded out along the river bottoms as of last week.
Nice weather lately has helped get some much-needed repairs done. Sad to say, but I do still have some repairs to clean-up from this spring. We are sitting pretty good, compared to 2016.
Hot and humid weather isn’t the most ideal weather to work in, but we have a sizable list of improvements and repairs to get done yet this year. Hopefully the weather can stay about how it has been the last couple weeks to keep crews working.
Area lakes for the most part, are still looking fairly healthy. I know I haven’t been on every lake in the area. As people pay more and more attention to water quality, our area lakes, rivers and streams benefit. A lot of area lakes have associations or boards to promote clean water practices. A big thank you to those individuals who put forth the extra hours to make a difference. Speaking from experience on Lake Washington, I see the difference hard work and education have made for water quality. Crystal and Loon Lakes over in the Lake Crystal area were kind of the pioneers of the lake associations locally and their group, Crystal Waters Project, has had huge success in transforming their area lakes. Interested in volunteering for some of these area lake groups? Check out their Facebook or website pages for more information (Crystal Waters Project / Lake Washington Improvement Association). Keep up the good work everyone.
Recent Drainage Inspections – week of July 9 – July 13:
We require that all repairs to a county drainage system (tile or open ditch) be authorized by one us in the drainage office, either Craig or myself, before any repairs are made.
Drainage Management Specialist