MINUTES January 2005
We had about 25 people at the meeting.
Board Members Larry Marr and Rod Stewart both re-elected to 2-year terms.
Introduction of the new Operations Manager for the Willamette Project, US Army Corps of Engineers, Erik Petersen. The Corps had started filling Detroit earlier this year due to the low snow pack and lack of rain. The lake was about 21' above the rule curve at 1 Feb.05, but as I write this, the water level is now 28' below the standard fill line due to low water flows into the lake. The Corps has reduced the lake output to 800-900 CFS, and the down stream river looks like the reduced summer time flows. It appears that they are doing all they can to fill the lake at this point in time. Let's all do a rain/snow dance!
The Corps of Engineers will have the annual water management and operations meeting about Detroit Lake, during a special FLRCDL meeting that is set for Wednesday 30 Mar 05, 6 PM at the Detroit Ranger station. I hope you all will attend to hear first hand what is going to happen with the lake levels this season.
Fern Ridge is going to be down for a 2-3 year period to fix problems there. We should see an increase in the number of boats coming to Detroit this season. One marina reports having 15 boats coming up from Fern ridge, and that was back in January.
Main speaker was Ryan Michie from Oregon D.E Q. water quality section. He gave a briefing on the new TMDL study for the Willamette system. The main issue for the N. Santiam River and Detroit Dam in that study was mostly higher temperature during the late summer and early fall. Most of the water quality issues are up stream from the Santiam & Willamette River junction to the Mary's River.
The Committee did send in an official change notice, requesting that the word "recreation" be added under the list of other uses for the Dam & Reservoir systems, after the main flood control purpose. It seems that recreation was not listed in the "other purposes", and we felt strongly it must be added.
A National Forest Foundation grant application was still pending at the time of the 26 Jan 05 meeting. I am please to report that we have been approved for this, our first grant. We still need to fine tune the fiscal sponsor item, and then $15,000 will be coming our way over a two-year period.
We will be funding items listed in the grant, like getting the non profit status 501 (c) (3) application, developing a Detroit Lake economic impact study of what a low water level did to us in 2001, and could do in the future. Getting a real website up and running for our committee. These and other items that we have not been able to get done due to limited funds.
A new winter/low water level boat ramp is gaining ground. Back at our July 04 meeting, the Oregon Marine Board showed their plan for a whole new ramp, road and parking area west of the Mongold ramps. With projected costs of $600,000, the Marine board has ear marked $300,000 to the project. They are hoping to have the remaining $300,000 commitments soon from other agencies.
The Piety Island channel is still pending. We are holding for funding of about $20,000 to have that dug out. It may help to have the non-profit status, and then attempt to find a funding source(s). Still planning to have the buoys put out again this year to mark the natural channel.
We also approached the idea of a third floating head for the lake. That is being looked at now, with more information coming at the April 20th meeting.
This is just a brief summary of some of the things your committee is working on.
Please attempt to make the next general meeting on 20 April 05, at 6:30 PM at the Detroit Ranger Station.
Also the special meeting for the Corps of Engineers briefing on Detroit Lake is 30 Mar 05, at the Detroit Ranger station.
Thanks in advance for your interest in the Detroit Lake and recreation area.
Federal Lakes Recreation Committee for Detroit Lake.
Minutes of FLRCDL quarterly meeting, April 20, 2005
Meeting was called to order at 6:30 PM .Flag salute lead by Patricia Elden.
Bruce Sorrte from OSU gave a brief overview of proposed impact study to the members. OSU did a study for the Klamath Falls area after the 2001 low water. Connie Lamont questioned the need for this study. President White explained the reason for gathering certain information so it would be available if the community needed it in the future. A motion to issue a PO for the study was made by Connie Lamont. Second by Patricia Elden. Motion was passed.
Brian VonBerger gave a water level update from the COE. Noah fisheries need for additional water is still on the table.
Brian says they are on adaptive management and working on the rule curve. Larry Marr asked when fisheries will ask to access water level for the marinas. This should happen in April to first week in May. They are trying to balance all the needs and decisions are being made up the chain of command instead of reacting at lower level. Rod Stewart asked if their decisions are made on water level or gravel levels. Bill Sanderson, North Santiam fishing guide will work with COE on river levels and gravel flows.
President White announced that the FLSCDL has received a grant for $15,000 from the National Forest Grant. We chose a one lump payment. Motion was made by Pat Elden and seconded by Jeanne White. Motion passed. Mia Mohr from NSCEDC will handle funds. A cost of $500 will cover the expense for a 2-year period. Motion was made by John Elden and seconded by Connie Lamont. Motion passed. Some of the funds will assist us in filing for a non-profit status. Mia Mohr will assist us with the paper work
Dave White gave an update on Piety Island Passage. We are working with the Oregon National Guard to assist us with this project. They can dig out the channel to 1535 feet. The present water level of 1546 would have made the channel accessible today. Project would be done during the guard's 2 week training period. They estimate 10-15 thousand yards of dirt will be moved.
A web site for FLCDL was discussed by the membership. It was decided to tie in with DLRABA's web site. Larry Marr and Greg Buchanan will design a web page for FLCDL. Darren Patterson and Joel Monnodd from Stayton Motor Sports will assist with the task of final design and implementation to the Internet.
Wayne Shuyler from the Oregon Marine Board gave a report to the members on the winter water boat ramp. Project is estimated at $600,000. Additional funds are needed from other agencies. Marine board suggested COE assist us with permits and work
Rod Stewart from Forest Service discussed the spring cleanup of the Little North Fork Project needs lots of volunteers. Event will be held on May 21, 2005trom 9am to noon.
MINUTES OF JULY 2005
MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT DAVE WlllTE AT 6:35 PM.: MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING APPROVED WITII ONE CORRECTION.
EVERYONE AT The MEETING WAS INTRODUCED.
OSU IMPACT STUDY: BRUCE SORITY TO START THE STUDY NEXT MONTH POWER POINT DATA DUE TO US AT OCTOBER MEETING. AT THAT TIME 1/2 PAYMENT IS TO BE MADE.
LAKE LEVEL BY ERIC PETERSON: 1200 DISCHARGE WITII 750 INPUT DOWN SIZE TO 1000 ON 7/23. COE TO DO MODEL RUNS AND WILL SEND US COPIES.
WINTER BOAT RAMP:. USFS AND OREGON STATE PARKS HA VB SIGNED AN AGREEMENT. WE CAN NOW MOVE FORWARD AS MATCHING FUNDS ARE COMING FROM THOSE AGENCIES NEED TO ACCELERATE THE PAPER WORK FOR The WINTER RAMP AS TIME IS GETTING SHORT AND PROJECT NEEDS TO BE DONE BY JUNE 30,2007. ERIC TO GET GOOD TOPO MAPS TO SEE IF OTHER AREA'S HAVE POTENTIAL. MARINE BOARD TO INSTALL PUMP AND DUMP STATION AT LAKE DETROIT MARINA NEXT YEAR.
PITY ISLAND PROJECT NEEDS PAPER WORK DONE.
WEB SITE. LARRY AND GREG: GOAL IS TO BE ON LINE BY END OF AUGUST.TIIEN WE WILL GIVE EVERYONE OUR NEW ADDRESS.GET MAIN LINK TO DALABRA AND N.SANTIAM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. A DONATION FROM STAHLMAN SUMMER HOME ASSOCIATION WILL COVER ALL EXPENSES FOR ONE YEAR
MIA MORR NORTII SANTIAM COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENT.. WITH REGARD TO EMPLOYMENT LETTER CHALLENGE THEY HAVE IS THEY ARE NOT THE EMPLOYER AND PAYING TAXES AND BENEFITS WOULD BE A PROBLEM. IF THEY HIRE A PART-TIME PERSON, WE MIGHT ALSO BE ABLE TO USE TIIEM AND THEIR OFFICE. AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR NEEDS OTIIER JOBS TO QUALIFY. PAT CARTY WANTS TO KNOW IF WHEN WE BECOME A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION WOULD JOB CHANGE. MIA SAID NO.ONL Y MORE WORK. THE NON-PROFIT STATUS STANDS AT $1,200 TO COMPLETE AND $1,500 TO FILE IF UNDER $10,000 INCOME. THE BENEFIT OF THE 501C3 IS TO GET SPONSORSHIP FROM BUSINESES FOR PROJECTS. MOTION TO MOVE FORWARD ON OUR 501C3 (UNDER PUBLIC BENEFIT). JEANNE WHITE MADE MOTION AND SVEN ANDERSON 2ND THE MOTION. MOTION PASSED.
NOAH FISHERIES: LANCE KRUZIE FROM NOAH FISHERIES SALMON RECOVERY PROGRAM GAVE US AN UPDATE ON THEIR ONGOING STUDIES ON SALMON SPAWNING IN THE RIVER AND LAKE. A LOT OF DISCUSSION WAS BROUGHT UP ABOUT THE NUMBERS OF FISH BOTII WILD AND CLIPPED, THE WATER LEVELS GOOD FOR SPAWNING, AND WATER QUALITY. IT WAS DETERMINED THAT QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FISHERIES BE SENT TO DAVE WHITE AND HE WOULD SEND TIIEM ON TO LANCE AND MINDY SIMMIONS FROM THE HYDROPOWER Division. WE WOULD HAVE THEM ANSWERED AT OUR NEXT MEETING.
MEETING ADJOURNED AT 8:35 PM. NEXT MEETING WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 19TII AT 6:30PM