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File #: REP 15-063    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Informational Report Status: Meeting Item
File created: 1/22/2015 In control: CITY COUNCIL WORKSHOP
On agenda: 2/2/2015 Final action:
Title: Lacamas Lake Water Quality Status Details: Council requested an update on the Lacamas Lake water quality status and testing. Currently there is no active testing on Lacamas Lake or tributary systems. The last update by Clark County was the Monitoring Report Lacamas Lake Annual Data Summary for 2007 (see attached). In 2010-11, the Department of Ecology gathered data in the Lacamas Basin tributaries to support work on developing a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for the basin. Discussion with Ecology anticipates that the TMDL will not be ready for public involvement and comment until 2017. Based on a discussion with Clark County staff, an effort similar to the 2007 study would cost in the neighborhood of $10,000 to $15,000 and may be helpful in developing trends in water quality over time. County staff noted that there is an active Vancouver Lake stakeholder group, which has similar concerns on algae, but there is not currently a stakeholder group for Lacamas Lake. Presenter: Eric L...
Attachments: 1. 2004 Lacamas Lake Nutrient Loading and In-Lake Condition, 2. 2007 Lacamas Lake Monitoring summary, 3. 2011 Lacamas Creek Water Quality Study
Title
Lacamas Lake Water Quality Status
Details:  Council requested an update on the Lacamas Lake water quality status and testing.  Currently there is no active testing on Lacamas Lake or tributary systems. The last update by Clark County was the Monitoring Report Lacamas Lake Annual Data Summary for 2007 (see attached). In 2010-11, the Department of Ecology gathered data in the Lacamas Basin tributaries to support work on developing a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for the basin. Discussion with Ecology anticipates that the TMDL will not be ready for public involvement and comment until 2017. Based on a discussion with Clark County staff, an effort similar to the 2007 study would cost in the neighborhood of $10,000 to $15,000 and may be helpful in developing trends in water quality over time. County staff noted that there is an active Vancouver Lake stakeholder group, which has similar concerns on algae, but there is not currently a stakeholder group for Lacamas Lake.  
Presenter:  Eric Levison, Retiring Public Works Director
Recommended Action
Recommended Action:  For information only.