Tuesday, July 31, 2012


The dredging company continues to work on the north end of Sweetwater Lake. The workers tell me that they are about 45% completed on the contracted amount of spoils removed. They also commented that they are hitting the "shale" bottom which means that they can only go so deep. It appears that there is plenty of room at the "spoils field" across from the beach which means that private owners may have the opportunity to contract for private dredging while the equipment is still here.


The lakes levels are going down, down, down! I measured the Sweetwater spillway on July 30th and it looks to be approximately 12 inches down. Cordry Lake appears to be the same.

Thursday, July 19, 2012


The Johnson County Sheriff's Department Dive Team enjoyed the clear waters of Sweetwater Lake this past week. They also helped located some anchors and trapping equipement belonging to Mr. Smith. (our muskrat trapper) Seems as though he got caught in a high wind last winter and his boat capsized dumping some of his tools into the lake!


Dredging continues on the north end of Sweetwater Lake. The dredging company reports that they are 25% finished with the project.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


The CSCD Security Commission held their monthly meeting on July 10th and addressed numerous topics. One topic involved a freeholder that has recieved 3 tickets this summer. It is my understanding that 2 of the tickets were issued to a jet ski that did not have current stickers past the June deadline. At least 2 of the violations did not involve reckless driving, alcohol, dangerous behavior, or disrespect to the safety boat personel
. The commission voted to remove all stickers from all boats owned by this freeholder for one year. This motion will be voted on at the regular board meeting on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012.

Monday, July 9, 2012


Another great fireworks show on July 7th, 2012. This event is funded by the Cordry Sweetwater Lot Owner's Association each summer. Cost is $4,000 for the event. Do remember that memberships are coming due in September for the CSLOA for $75. Quite a bargain for fire and ambulance protection.

Friday, July 6, 2012


Dredging at the North end of Sweetwater Lake is underway. The barges and excavators are in place and digging. The water near the North end is temporarily a bit murky.....small price to pay for progress. I've recieved numerous e-mails questioning if other areas could be dredged. It's a money issue! The Conservancy is spending $140,000 for 8,500 cubic yards of material to be removed per this contract. That's all they have to spend for this year. The ecology commission is asking for a budget of $150,000 for next year's dredging projects. That's all that is planned at this point. I'm personally hoping that private individuals may be permitted to dredge some nearby coves at their own expense while the dredging machinery is in the lake. It all depends
if there is room for the spoils at the field across from the beach. Stay tuned!