The Dam was was originally owned and managed through the Pillsbury Lake Management Inc but was deeded over to the district in 1976. The Dam is part of a manmade lake we currently manage and helps keep our community property values up as to offer not only scenic, recreational water activities but also a way of life.
In 2005 we had a huge infrastructure breakdown of the Dam due to water logs and water pressure that was caused by flooding. This meant we had to seek funding and engineering to create and implement a state approved Dam that would be structurally sound and easier to maintain. This cost the district a $400,000 bond that the district members agreed on to fix and won't be paid off until 2028. Since the needed upgrades we've only had to change out the stop logs periodically the last being in 2019.
Every other year we do regular deweeding maintenance on our lake. This is to help reduce weeds that grow and cause many issues for members who use the lake year round. In 2019 we used Solitude Lake management to treat 5 acres of lily pads with Aquapro.
We will be looking into using non chemical solutions for the coming years to help maintain our lake in a more natural way.
This year we will be running a pilot project for deweeding in our lake. We will be purchasing and putting out multiple units of Biochar sock bags in two different areas around the lake to see how this product might help our efforts this year.
If you are looking at also purchasing this product for your waterfront area the website is http://biocharnow.com/. Commissioner Goodwin states you will need to call or email to place an individual order.
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