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High water on Lake Johanna

posted Aug 11, 2016, 3:21 PM by Keith Gilbert

Due to the 3.5 inches of rain last night, the water level on Lake Johanna is quite high.  The water will continue to be high as drainage occurs from Rosedale up through Little Lake Johanna, into Lake Johanna.

We called the city this morning to request an emergency high-water level declaration. They didn't check the depth until late afternoon, and determined that the level is high enough to declare and post a no-wake rule. There is an emergency city council meeting Friday morning at 7am to get the authorization for this frustratingly-slow process.

In the meantime, please consider making our own "no-wake" resolution to protect the lakeshore from erosion, as well as to provide safety from floating docks, tree limbs, etc.  Since Lake Johanna has a weir system that empties into the watershed to the north,  the water level will likely be back to normal over the weekend. It would be a great evening to anchor the boat and go swimming or fishing.

On a health protection note, please make sure to empty any standing water in your yard to prevent mosquito diseases that are common in this area (encephalitis,  heart worm for your pets).  Check for even small amount of standing water that can harbor mosquito larvae.