Twin Lakes, Idaho Channel Project
When my grandchildren asked me to take our family boat to Upper Twin Lake in August, I hesitated knowing how shallow the channel gets between the two lakes during that time of year. The shallow navigation channel has become a major concern limiting boat access and degrading water quality when propellers kick up nutrient laden sediment with every pass through the channel. Water quality in the channel has degraded to the point that last summer Twin Lakes had its first documented case of the toxin producing blue-green algae growing near the Fish and Game boat launch. Clearly, urgent action is needed to clear the navigation channel and improve water quality.
Fortunately, The Twin Lakes Improvement Association (TLIA) Board developed a low-impact plan with the help of numerous State and local agencies. TLIA received all the necessary permits and secured a qualified contractor to address this pressing issue. The cost of this project is estimated at approximately $180,000- $200,000. Thus far, we have raised $10,000. TLIA is targeting a late fall implementation
That is why I am writing to you today.
The generous community support in the past has helped clean up pollution, completed bank restoration and reduced the sediment load, (previously 600 Tons annually) coming into the Upper Twin Lake through TLIA’s highly successful Fish Creek Restoration Project. TLIA was also instrumental in removal of sediment and the wetland island blocking the Channel Narrows.
TLIA needs your help to get this done!
Your donation can provide the support for this project previewed at TLIA’s Annual Meeting last summer can make this a reality.
Please click the donation button to provide a generous gift helping TLIA implement this project.
Thank you in advance for supporting this project.
Debbie Andrews, President Twin Lakes Improvement Association
If you have questions about the project, please contact Channel Committee Chairs : Mike Knowles at (509) 863-4359, Doug Jayne (509) 710-7188