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2018 LESJWA Water Summit

As a member of our watershed, the Lake Elsinore & San Jacinto Watersheds Authority (LESJWA) invites you to the 2018 LESJWA Water Summit. Our watershed faces unique challenges that require action and agency collaboration to seek solutions for watershed management. The Lake Elsinore and Canyon Lake Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Task Force is an active partner in improving watershed challenges throughout the San Jacinto Watershed. The Summit will feature information on how the TMDL Task Force has worked with the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board to implement watershed monitoring, mitigation projects, modeling and a variety of other solutions to meet TMDL targets.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Diamond Stadium – Diamond Club
500 Diamond Drive, Lake Elsinore Registration
$30 per person, lunch included

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This year, the task force will complete critical revisions to the TMDLs. These revisions impact our watershed. Therefore, we highly encourage you and other key representatives from your agency to join us at this event to learn more about these TMDLs and how these revisions may affect our watershed, starting in the San Jacinto Mountains, traveling downstream through Canyon Lake and eventually ending in Lake Elsinore.

In addition, you will learn about lake accomplishments and possible future activities; the Lake Elsinore Advanced Pumped Storage (LEAPS) Project, a proposed hydroelectric facility; and future impacts of the TMDL on the watershed. A panel session will be included with representatives from the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board, Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District and the Western Riverside County Agricultural Coalition who will discuss how agencies are addressing TMDLs and improving their overall impact on water quality.

The 2018 Water Summit will take place on Wednesday, April 18 , 20 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (registration is at 9:30 a.m., the event begins at 10 a.m.). The event will be held at Diamond Stadium in the Diamond Club located at 500 Diamond Drive, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530. Registration is $30 and will include lunch. Register online  or contact Liselle DeGrave of DeGrave Communications at (951) 764-0865 or email directly at liselle@degravepr.com.

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Canyon Lake Alum Application Public Notice – February 12-16, 2018

 

Announcement of Public Notice to Canyon Lake Community
Canyon Lake Alum Application, February 12-16, 2018

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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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Mark Norton, Lake Elsinore & San Jacinto Watershed Authority
951-354-4221 MNorton@sawpa.org

Canyon Lake Alum Application Public Notice

 

Announcement of Public Notice to Canyon Lake Community
Canyon Lake Alum Application, September 25-29, 2017

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 September 25-29, 2017. Stormwater runoff carries with it high levels of nutrients including nitrogen and phosphorus that hurt water quality and threaten marine 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 marine 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)

• Sunday, Sept. 24 Mobilize equipment/ boat inspection
• Monday, Sept. 25 Holiday Harbor 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 26 Holiday Harbor 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, Sept. 27 Holiday Harbor 7:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.
• Thursday, Sept. 28 East Ramp 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
• Thursday, Sept. 28 North Causeway Pending (late afternoon)

Canyon Lake Alum Application video – https://youtu.be/D0iUtkTVGnc

For daily operational updates visit – www.canyonlakealum.wordpress.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Mark Norton, Lake Elsinore & San Jacinto Watershed Authority
951-354-4221 MNorton@sawpa.org

Request for Proposal: Canyon Lake Alum Treatment Project for 2017-20

The Lake Elsinore & San Jacinto Watersheds Authority (LESJWA) wishes to retain a firm experienced in alum application services for Canyon Lake for 2017-2020. The proposal should provide a detailed scope of work, a description of equipment, a project schedule, and compensation budget. Please click on the project title link for full details:   RFP: Canyon Lake Alum Treatment Project for 2017-2020

The due date is 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 21, 2016.   

 

Lake Elsinore Water Quality Sampling

Learn how water scientists conduct routine water quality sampling of Lake Elsinore. This is just one of many ways the LESJWA organization is working to improve Lake Elsinore.

LESJWA Water Summit

On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, the LESJWA Water Summit took place. Presentations were shown to detail how the current drought is impacting our region, what LESJWA is doing to further protect the local watersheds, the accomplishments made, and upcoming major projects to help reach water quality goals.

Special Guest

Kurt Berchtold Executive Officer, Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board Presentation

Summit Speakers

Mark Norton  Authority Administrator, LESJWA Presentation

Nicole Dailey Senior Management Analyst, City of Lake Elsinore Presentation Presentation

Jason Uhley Assistant Chief Engineer, Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation Presentation

Pat Boldt Executive Director, Western Riverside County Agricultural Coalition Presentation

Brian Dickinson District Operations Manager, Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District Presentation

Dr. Michael Anderson Associate Dean, University of California Riverside Presentation

 

 

Request for Proposal: Canyon Lake Alum Treatment Project for 2017-2020

Request for Proposal: Canyon Lake Alum Treatment Project for 2017-2020

The Lake Elsinore & San Jacinto Watersheds Authority (LESJWA) wishes to retain a firm experienced in alum application services for Canyon Lake. The proposal should provide a detailed scope of work, a description of equipment, project schedule, and compensation budget. Please click on the project title link above for full details.  The due date is 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 21, 2016.

 

Canyon Lake Alum Application – Public Information and Outreach Meeting

When: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 7-8 pm
Canyon Lake City Hall
Council Chambers
31516 Railroad Canyon Road
Canyon Lake, CA 92587

Alum Workshop Flyer

  • Welcome message from Canyon Lake Council Member Vicki Warren
  • Recap of water quality regulations and need for lake improvement
  • Review success from past four alum applications
  • Panel of experts to include:
    • Dr. Michael Anderson, University of California, Riverside
    • Jason Uhley, Riverside County Flood Control District
    • Mark Norton, Lake Elsinore and San Jacinto Watershed Authority
    • Timothy Moore, Risk Sciences
    • Brian Dickinson, EVMWD Operations Manager

For more information, please contact Mark Norton at (951) 354-4221 or mnorton@sawpa.org.

News Regarding Algae Bloom at Canyon Lake

Subsequent to the April Alum application, an algae bloom was observed in several coves.  As in the past, a press release was shared with the media indicating that the cause of the algae bloom in the coves was not the alum, and that the algae would likely dissipate over time. Below are a few articles that have been released regarding this event.

 

NEWS UPDATE AS OF 8/18/15: All coves in Canyon Lake are now clear of algae and are safe for swimming and recreation.

 

For more information on the Canyon Lake Alum Treatment Project, please visit: http://www.mywatersheds.com/the-watershed/canyon-lake-alum-treatment-project/.

RFP: Public Education and Outreach Support Services

The Lake Elsinore and San Jacinto Watersheds Authority (LESJWA) is requesting proposals from qualified firms for assisting LESJWA in the development and implementation of support services for a multi-year education and outreach program through community and media relations.

Closed: RFP Public Education and Outreach Support Service Docuement

One electronic copy of the response is to be submitted to LESJWA located at 11615 Sterling Avenue, Riverside, California 92503 by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 29, 2015.  The responses shall be addressed to the attention of Mark Norton, Water Resources and Planning Manager.  Thereafter, a review panel, composed of LESJWA staff will be conducted the first week of June with the final award scheduled for June 18, 2015.

Should you have further questions regarding this request for proposal, please feel free to contact Mark Norton at (951) 354-4221 or mnorton@sawpa.org.

 

FAQs

1. Does the $20,000 annual budget include all the requested services listed in the RFP, or is the budget for specific tasks, like supporting the water summit and attending booths at community events.

Yes, all services described would need to be included within the $20,000 annual budget.

2. Is there a consultant currently providing the requested services to LESJWA? 

Yes, the current consultant that LESJWA has supporting its public education and outreach program is O’Reilly Public Relations.

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