High water level on Miner Lake
The rain over the last few days has resulted in very high water levels. In many areas water is over the banks and into yards.
Please be considerate and make every effort to limit your activity on the lake and the creation of wake. The movement of water onto shore creates an issue in three main areas:
- Erosion of beaches and other shoreline
- Increases water exchange in flooded areas with septic systems
- Boats and dock sections can come loose due to wake
These issues ultimately effect all of us. The erosion causes issues with the various passes and shallow areas and the impact to drain fields can lead to waste water interfacing with the lake without the benefit of leaching through soil. Neither of these events are beneficial for the lake or those of us who enjoy using it.
The Drain Commissioner will be called on Monday to evaluate the downstream drains and their ability to accept additional capacity. If they can safely remove a couple sections of the dam they will do so. We appreciate their attention to this and will remain in contact with them.
In the mean time, the best thing we can do is to limit activity and respect the property of others and health of the lake until the level comes back down (usually 24-48 hours).
Miner Lake Association Leadership