The Prairieville Township launch on Upper Crooked Lake is temporarily closed due high water creating a possible electrical hazard. The Township is working with Consumers Power to determine if there is a risk of electrocution. If Consumers Power gives the green light, the launch will be reopened.
Message sent to Kathy Mutschler
I have Upper Crooked on the schedule for next week Wednesday. We treated pretty aggressively the first time so hopefully things should be looking good in regards to milfoil and curlyleaf. I expect that Cabomba might just be starting and we will likely use this visit to evaluate and survey Cabomba with plans to address during the next visit. Cabomba can germinate over a couple of week period and timing it wrong can lead to having to treat twice which can be expensive. I have not been seeing starry stonewort on too many lakes yet and I think the cooler weather has delayed it somewhat. I will send my guy with some product to address it if he finds some. Same as last time, we will stay away from any flooded areas.
Southern Lakes Manager
PLM Lake & Land Management Corp
(616) 891-1294 ext 2002
Hello DCLA members and Crooked Lake residents,
I spoke with Brian Donnini, Barry County Assistant Superintendent, this morning about the project to raise E. Shore drive where it is flooded. Brian told me that the Barry County Road Commission will do following:
1. Put a base of 3/4" to 1" crushed stone to approximately the level of the existing water over E. Shore.
2. Add a layer of crushed gravel on top of the crushed stone to raise the road above the water level.
3. Culverts will be installed under the road at approximately every other house. This will be done to prevent trapping water near the houses. Note: The rock and gravel are permeable so water can still slowly flow through. It is not intended to block the water from flowing from the east back water area over the road. This method of raising roads in flooded areas has been used in Kalamazoo County successfully.
The project is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 10 if equipment and materials are available.
This is not a permanent installation. When the water goes down, the material will be reclaimed and reused on other jobs.