Public hearing on Lake Chelan Water Quality Wednesday evening

by Richard Uhlhorn

Lake Chelan: Town Hall
Topic: Aquatic Invasive Species and Watercraft inspections Location: Chelan Fire Hall ~232 E Wapato Ave, Chelan, WA
Date and Time: December 14th from 5-7pm

Tomorrow evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. the Lake Chelan Watershed Planning Unit and the Keep It Blue group will hold an important PUBLIC meeting to address a major concern regarding the continued quality of Lake Chelan.

Invasive species like Eurasian Milfoil and Pond Weed have established on 520 acres of the near shore littoral zone. In addition, algae, that has never been an issue in the near shore areas, has also become a major problem.

A diver utilizing an airlift during a test program to remove milfoil and pond weed from the bottom of Lake Chelan this past summer proved to be effective but an extremely expensive solution to the ever growing problem of invasive species established
on the lake’s near shore environment.

For residents of the Lake Chelan Valley who are interested in Lake Chelan Water Quality, this meeting will be an introduction to problem and some of the potential solutions.

Put it on your calendar. Lake Chelan’s Water Quality is an important aspect to the overall quality of life in the valley.

Author: allthingslakechelan

I have been a journalist, photojournalist and reporter in the Lake Chelan Valley since 1988; first with the Wenatchee World, then 15 years at the Lake Chelan Mirror and another 12 years at GoLakeChelan. Currently, I am semi-retired but can't give up the media gig which is why I started All Things Lake Chelan blog. I also have two social media platforms; allthingslakechelan/facebook and lakechelansportsandrecration/facebook. I am also a professional photographer with many credits with major outlets around the world.

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