Lake Survey June 2024

Three members of your Lake Board – Gail, Lori, and Rachel – spent 90 minutes this morning with Casey Shoaff from PLM surveying the lake and discussing issues and treatment options. The plan is to treat the shoreline this Thursday (June 27th) for Richardson and Long Leaf Pondweeds and Lily Pads. Keep in mind that the Pondweeds are harder to kill.

Currently, the vegetation offshore is not an issue, but PLM will apply for an offshore revision permit in case conditions change this summer. Also, we are not experiencing a problem with Algae currently.

PLM uses various methods to spot native and exotic vegetation. They use the GPS on their cell phone to mark areas on a map for future treatment. While going down the channel, Casey spotted a couple of Bryozoan colonies that indicate good water quality. Casey also advised that grape Kool-Aid is a deterrent for geese on shore. We inquired about watering lawns using lake water. Casey stated that natural evaporation is the biggest issue for water decline and that watering your lawn does not affect the lake level. Good to know.

Your Lake Board was happy to work with PLM regarding the needs and issues of the riparian owners.

Example of Bryozoan Colony

Lily Lake Treatment 6.27.22


PLM will be out to treat weeds and algae Monday, June 27. There will be a one-day swimming restriction. Thank you for the follow up!

Casey Shoaff
Northeast Lake Manager
PLM Lake and Land Management Corp.

Sonar ‘Bump’ scheduled

PLM has scheduled a sonar bump pending FasTest results. We have tentatively scheduled it for Wednesday, May 27. If the levels are still good, we will wait to bump in a few more weeks, but I will let you know if that is the case. Please let me know if you have any questions.


Casey Shoaff

Northeast Lake Manager

PLM Lake and Land Management Corp.

More Sonar Testing

Due to all the rain we just got, PLM was out today and did an FOS test. We will have results in about eight days. This test is just to make sure that the Sonar is still working and that the extra volume of water has not diluted it too much.