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Information Bulletin #30

posted Jun 7, 2014, 7:53 PM by Keith Gilbert
Date:  June 7, 2014
From:  LJIS Board


Our contractor, Lake Restoration, performed their Lake Johanna inspection on Thursday.  The water temperature is warm enough to initiate treatment next week.  Weather permitting, treatment is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, June 9 and 10.  Treatment will be for both filamentous algae and submerged vegetation.

Lake Restoration will use GPS to identify your property.  The DNR permit specifies the shoreline linear feet that can be treated for each property; treatment will extend out 145 feet from shore.  The treatment area will be based on the location of your dock(s), swimming raft, beach, etc.  You'll know that treatment has occurred because orange signs will be posted with temporary water use restrictions.

Our contractor can treat the DNR-approved shoreline for your property, lakeward to 145 feet.  When treatment has been completed, there will still be shoreline with noticeable vegetation on Lake Johanna, either because it's not included in the DNR-approved treatment areas for each property, or because the shoreline belongs to owners who do not pay LJIS dues.  Isolated, shallow bay areas that are surrounded by deeper water will not be treated because they're not contiguous to any lakeshore property.  Our large institutional members (University of Northwestern and Presbyterian Homes) are also able to treat only a limited portion of their shorelines.  Ramsey County separately contracts for treatment of Tony Schmidt Park beach and boat launch areas.

A second treatment is planned for late June.