Tuesday, June 2, 2020

LAKE TREATMENT

Chemical treatment for water weeds  on both lakes was conducted today.  I also did a Sechi Disk test for water clarity.  The clarity depth went to 19 feet.

Monday, June 1, 2020

FIREWORKS SHOW CANCELLED

Much to everyone's disappointment, the annual fireworks show paid for and presented by the Cordry Sweetwater Lot Owner's Association has been cancelled for this summer.  We hope everyone understands and supports this decision due to the risks presented by the Carona Virus Issues.  I would imagine that there will be plenty of fireworks from private docks around both lakes.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

ANOTHER ONE OVER THE HILL!

One of the employees for New Wave forgot to put his truck in PARK when he got out of it near the Sweetwater Realty office.   Truck took off down the hill!  There was no damage to the truck and only damage to the property were some significant ruts in the yard which New Wave has agreed to fix.  Thanks to local Jerry Cleefman for bringing his backhoe around and pulling the truck back up the hill.  

Thursday, May 14, 2020

DOGWOODS DONE!

Last Friday's overnight freeze brought an end to the beautiful dogwoods for this spring.  The redbuds and dogwoods were beautiful this spring.  Now to the "pollen season!"

Friday, May 8, 2020

TO YOUR DOOR SERVICE

As a convenience to area residents,  Johnson's BBQ took pre-orders and brought them to the CSLOA clubhouse for distribution.  Good for the residents and good for Johnson's BBQ!

Saturday, May 2, 2020

LINDA ANN

Linda Ann was launched today and ready for cruising on Sweetwater Lake this season.   Linda Ann is owned by Dr. Phillip and Mrs. Linda Bly on Jay Drive.
 

Monday, April 27, 2020

FULL HOUSE

A sign of the coming summer season is the return of the Martins.  It's a "full house" at three martin house condos on Sweetwater Lake dam near the gas pumps.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

APRIL WARM DAYS

There's been a few really warm days in April.  Those warm days brought out the tubers, skiers, sun worshipers, pontooners, and cruisers.  Also I've notice more night-time lights around the lake....probably a number of quarantiners staying at their lake cottages.  Gary and Dan enjoyed yesterdays warm weather skiing on Sweetwater.

BEAVERS AT WORK

Local residents on Finch Drive/Sweetwater Lake discovered a collection of trees and limbs underneath their dock.  Another neighbor reported that beavers were at work this past winter.  The beavers were trapped and now gone but their handiwork remains to be cleaned up.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

REDBUDS ARE POPPING!

With all the warm weather, the daffodils are fading only to be replaced by the redbud trees blooming....beautiful.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

NASHVILLE GHOST TOWN

Had to go the grocery store in Nashville today.  The store was well stocked.  The town of Nashville was a ghost town!  State Road #135 through Nashville was abandoned.

Friday, March 27, 2020

DAFFODIL HILL

This home on Duck Drive - Sweetwater Lake has the best daffodil display.  The daffodils are blooming all over the county.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

THE BEST IN PEOPLE!

The current Coronavirus is bringing out the best in people.  Walkers and friendly hellos at a distance, dog walkers, players at the basketball courts.  Pictured is Judy and Dale Onken picking up trash on the Cordry Dam shoreline for exercise.

Friday, March 20, 2020

OUR GREAT CSCD STAFF

Both Joshes out checking the culverts and valleys for water damage around the Conservancy after last night's storm.  Rescuing boats is not outside of their job descriptions!

OVER THE DOCKS!

Last night's 2:00 AM storm dumped tons of rain on the area.  Lots of water crossings on the road and both lakes are up and over some docks.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

LOON LUNCH TIME

Lunch time for this Loon just off Sweetwater Dam today.  Several migratory birds have been seen lately.

Monday, March 16, 2020

NEW SIGN

Just look at the new information sign located at the north back gate entrance.  Thank you CSLOA!

Saturday, March 14, 2020

LAKE CLARITY RESULTS IN

Once again, Cordry and Sweetwater Lakes are among the clearest in the state.  Of 73 lakes that participate in the Indiana Clean Lakes Program sponsored by the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Cordry and Sweetwater score #2 and #3.  (The #1 lake is Lake Clearwater, an old gravel pit located on the Northeast side of Indianapolis.  This little lake has scored #1 for the past few years.)  Quinn Hetherington does the tests on Cordry and I do the tests on Sweetwater.  (Nitrogen, Chlorophyll/Phosphorus content is also tested)  A printed copy is available at Sweetwater Realty.  On line results are at www.indianalakes.org.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

THE LITTLE LOG CABIN

The little log cabin that has sat unattended for years on the end of Muskrat Drive on Sweetwater Lake
has a new owner.  The entire point property recently sold.  For years a wire buzzard and bench sat at the point of the property.  Best wishes to the new owner.

NO WINTER!

As evidence of no or little winter, the left over inventory of show shovels at the local Nashville hardware store is proof!

Thursday, February 27, 2020

FEBRUARY SNOW

A surprise snow on Wednesday, February 26th left the area road a bit slick in places.  The wet snow clung to branches and bushes making the area scene beautiful.

Friday, February 14, 2020

SNOW AND ICE

Finally some near zero temperatures for this winter!  A light coating of snow and many parts of the lake are skimming over today but it won't last long.  Temperatures are forecast to be back in the 40's and 50's in a couple of days.

FIRE!

Terrible house fire on Nineveh Road last night.  The second house south of the REMC substation on Nineveh Road looks completely gone.

Friday, January 31, 2020

LIGHT SNOW

Finally!  We finally got a soft layer of snow today making everything beautiful.  It didn't last long and was gone by the afternoon.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

NEW CONSTRUCTION

I was out on the lake today.  It was hard not to notice some new construction going on.  Two large homes going up on Sweetwater Lake.  One on Jay Circle and one on Duck Drive.

JANUARY WATER SKIING

Just a few days ago, both lakes were frozen over on the north ends and some of the coves.  Today, the sun was out and most of the ice had disappeared.  Put a boat in and did some water skiing.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

BOTTOM OF THE DOCKS!

The recent rains of Friday and Saturday brought both lakes up above normal pool level.  Both Sweetwater and Cordry Lakes came up to the bottoms of docks but in most cases not over the tops of docks.  The north end of both lakes has a muddy appearance.  Salt Creek south of the lakes area flooded out of the banks in several locations.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

NEW BOARD MEMBER

The January meeting of the Cordry Sweetwater Conservancy District included the swearing in of a new board member.  Welcome to the board Ted Adolay of Eagle Drive for district 7.  Herbie Benshoof was also sworn in for district 1.