Announcement of Public Notice to Canyon Lake Community
Canyon Lake Alum Application, February 12-16, 2018
Lake Elsinore & San Jacinto Watersheds Authority (LESJWA), is informing the Canyon Lake community that doses of alum will be applied to the lake in the main body, east bay and the area north of the causeway from February 12-16, 2018. Stormwater runoff carries with it high levels of nutrients including nitrogen and phosphorus that hurt water quality and threaten aquatic life. This dose will be the seventh Canyon Lake alum application that has taken place.
Alum, the method selected to provide the best results for Canyon Lake, has a proven track record of success and is safe to both humans and aquatic life. Drinking water quality will not be affected by any of the treatment options. Canyon Lake will remain open during the entire treatment process. Recreational users will experience little disruption during treatment application and implementation.
In order to comply with water quality regulations enforced by the State through the local Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board, the Lake Elsinore & Canyon Lake Nutrient Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Task Force using local stakeholder funding to continue alum water treatments in Canyon Lake. The TMDL Task Force evaluated several options during the CEQA process and determined that alum application provides the best option as a step to effectively treat the entire lake in a timely manner with minimal impact to Canyon Lake residents.
Alum Schedule (subject to change)
• Thursday, Feb. 8 Pre-alum dosing monitoring
• Sunday, Feb. 11 Mobilize equipment/ boat inspection
• Monday, Feb. 12 Holiday Harbor 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, Feb. 13 Holiday Harbor 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, Feb. 14 Holiday Harbor 7:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.
• Thursday, Feb. 15 East Ramp 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
• Thursday, Feb. 15/16 North Causeway Pending (late afternoon)
Canyon Lake Alum Application video – https://youtu.be/D0iUtkTVGnc
For daily operational updates visit – www.canyonlakealum.wordpress.com
Mark Norton, Lake Elsinore & San Jacinto Watershed Authority