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Lake Level Lowering

Every year around this time, we lower the lake levels to allow for maintenance of bulkheads and docks, etc. Additionally, it keeps the water flow to Chambers Creek at the levels needed by the Fisheries hatchery. The lake is now 10″ below the normal “summer” height with all the dam stop-log boards installed. The drought has affected our levels of operation all summer as the lack of rainfall and snow pack, had reduce the inflow of water beyond what normally flows out to Chambers Creek. The boards will start being pulled on October 20th to bring the lake level to our winter level. This is one week later than normal due to the already reduced lake levels. The public launch area will become very shallow and may damage props or trailers entering those areas. Please use caution when removing your water vehicles.

Treatment Update

Lake treatment for algae control will be done on Monday, August 3rd, 2015. The lake will be treated as customarily performed in the past using Hydrothol 191. Once the application is completed the lake MAY take on a whitish blue hue. What you would be observing are the dead algae cells sans color. This usually dissipates within a few days and the lake will should then be clear to a depth of 15’+.

Concert on the Lake

MARK YOUR CALENDARS – the Northcutt’s 9th Annual Big Band Open Rehearsal on Lake Steilacooom!!!

Monday night, AUGUST 10th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Please join Morris and Lavonne Northcutt at their home as the 18-piece Swing Reunion Orchestra “rehearses” some of your favorite music of the big band era.

You’re encouraged to “hang out” and listen on the lawn or from your boat on the lake – bring your chair or blanket. Water, soda, beer and wine will be provided along with dessert at the rehearsal break.

Come by land or sea!

If by sea, go to the Southeast end of the lake and look for the gathering. Enjoy.

Morris and Lavonne Northcutt
6732 Lake Ave SW – Lakewood, WA 98499

 

Lake Level Advisory

Some folks have expressed concern about the low lake levels. Due to the lack of snowfall, rain and unusually hot weather, we ARE experiencing lower than normal summer lake levels. At last check we are 5½” below normal for this time of year. The creeks that feed the lake are not running at normal capacity and the heat has increased the evaporation rates. All of the stop logs at the dam have been installed and the only outfall at this point and time is leakage between the boards which is needed to keep the creek running. The lake levels will not rise until rains increase the volumes from the three primary feed sources. Caution should be used around stump areas as well as launching your boat whether at the public launch or off of your lifts.