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Annual Homeowners Meeting for 2017

Date: Wednesday, October 25th 2017

Time 6:00 PM

Place: Lakewood City Hall Council Chambers, same as usual;…

Topics:   Lake treatment report
                Current lake status
                Proposed treatments for 2018
                Budget and self assessment for 2018
                Election of board positions
                Open discussion

Lake Treatment

The lake is showing a high concentration of algae, specifically an increase in mycrosystis algae. The lake is being posted on the docks to day 9/28/2017 with treatment to follow on the following day. The water will be fine to use this weekend. Please refrain from lake water landscape irrigation for 48 hours starting Thursday midday. 

Lake Level Update

Just a heads up to let you know the lake level is higher than it should be right now. A tree has fallen into the lake at the dam impeding the outflow of waters. The City has been notified and the situation should be rectified in the very near future. 

Family 4th – Boat Parade, BOAT Parade, BOAT PARADE!!!!!

Steilacoom Lake Friends and Neighbors-

 We are approaching the 4th of July once again and the Steilacoom Lake Ski Club would like to invite you ALL to JOIN IN THE PARADE OF BOATS starting at 10:10am on the 4th. Decorate anything you have that floats! and come meet up with us just south of the Interlaaken bridge where we will assemble and tour the lake. Please pass this on to any of your new neighbors that may be interested. We have many new families on the lake and we would like to try to include them.

Of course we need all of the non-participants to get out on your docks and decks to cheer us on! We will start near the West side of the bridge and it will take an hour or so to make the loop. Gauge your location and time from there. Watch for the pirates, mermaids and Star Spangled Banner boats. Kids young and old will enjoy this old time, small town style of parade.

For more information or to join/renew in the ski club,  please contact: Steilacoom Lake Ski Club, 10311 Interlaaken Dr. SW, Lakewood, WA. 98498, Questions can be directed to Chad Wirth @ 202-6158. (Treasurer and active member). Email to: crwirth@msn.com

Thank you, and look forward to seeing you on the lake!

Lake Level Concerns

Lake Flood

High water level update

Just a quick note to let you know that the high water levels are due to the unusually voluminous rain and snow we have been experiencing. The lake is higher than it had been during the summer, with the boards in the dam. All of the boards are out of the dam and have been so since the fall. While the level has dropped over an inch in the past few days, it will take more dry days to see the lake recede to its normal winter level.

Santa’s Lake Tour 2016

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Ho-Ho-Ho, Merry Christmas from Santa

Santa and his Elves will make an appearance for all of us on Christmas Day. His scheduled start times are 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM from the South end of the lake. It will take him a bit of time to get to the North end so be patient. Be sure to have all the believers, young and old, out on your decks and docks to wave hello to our air-chairing Jolly Fellow and his SeaDoo riding assistants.

LSIC Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the lakefront homeowners will be held on November 3rd, 2016 starting at 6:00PM and ending at 7:30PM. The meeting will be held at the Lakewood City Hall, Council Chambers, 6000 Main Street, Lakewood WA.

Topics of discussion will include past and future lake treatment, safety, lake concerns and the self assessment budget for 2017.

All lakefront homeowners are encouraged to attend.

Lake Lowering

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The lake lowering has started. It will take about 14 days or so, depending on the amount of rainfall we get, for the lake to reach its winter low. If you need a higher level to get your boats out for the winter, now is the time.

Weed Treatment

The south end of the lake is experience some weed growth. To keep it under control, the south basin will be treated on Monday, 8/15. Those using the lake for irrigation should refrain from using lake water for 2 days. We will be applying Diaquat to address the weeds. There is no manufactures restriction on swimming, however swimming in the water immediately following the application is not advisable.

Lake Treatment

Our lake consultant has been observing the lake and the algae conditions. The lake clarity has diminished by 6 feet in about 1.5 weeks and the algae counts are growing. The lake will be treated on Wednesday the 8/3 and/or Thursday 8/4. The water is safe for recreational use, however, landscape irrigation should be suspended for 2 days following treatment. You may notice a slight color change in the water as the algae dies off, followed by clear water within a few days.

Enjoy the great summer weather as we should have great water to go with the weather very soon.