These are some of the email reports and communications from Scot Evans from Truesdale Lake, James Gorman from Pond & Lake Connection, and others involved with the project. Putting selected parts up here for all to see what some of the discussion and learning is looking like.
Summary: The 6” siphon continued flowing during this last two week period and we requested that P&LC restart both 12″ siphons.
On Wednesday 11/20, a Lake Planning Group Meeting was held with John Bergstrom, Robert & Susan Brown, Rob Cummings, Sue Enos, Scot Evans, Lara Gorton, Stephen Macaluso, and Harold Ossher attending.
James Gorman and crew of P&LC restarted both 12” siphons Friday 11/22 at 10:30 am following the one inch of rain we received two days earlier, where the Lake Gauge started at -2.8 feet and steadily rose 8 inches to -2.1 feet.
With another inch of rain received yesterday, all siphons are flowing and we are currently -2.5 feet below the spillway.
TUE 11/12 LG -2.8’ Winter Storm Caleb arrives bringing rain and snow mix totaling only 0.05” liquid precipitation. Lake level rises 0.7”
WED 11/13 LG -2.7′ Inflow exceeds outflow with 6” siphon continuing to flow at 125 CFM.
THU 11/14 LG -2.7’ Inflow matches outflow
FRI 11/15 LG -2.7’ Inflow matches outflow
SAT 11/16 LG -2.7’ Inflow matches outflow
SUN 11/17 LG -2.7’ Inflow matches outflow
MON 11/18 LG -2.7’ Inflow matches outflow
TUE 11/19 LG -2.5’ Inflow exceeds outflow as coastal low pressure cell moves in with steady light rain.
WED 11/20 LG -2.3’ Inflow exceeds outflow after receiving 0.87” rain. Lake Planning Group Meeting held.
THU 11/21 LG -2.2’ Inflow exceeds outflow.
FRI 11/22 LG -2.1’ Lake is a foot higher above target depth as P&LC arrives to restart both 12” siphons. All flowing at 1,100 CFM.
SAT 11/23 LG -2.4’ Outflow exceeds inflow. Winter storm is approaching from the southwest.
SUN 11/24 LG -2.5’ Storm brings another inch of rainfall today and all siphons are flowing.
MON 11/25 LG -2.4’ Inflow exceeds outflow.
Thanks, Scot, and thanks to James for the timely restart of the large siphons.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!