Monthly Archive: May 2008

Minutes for May 27, 2008 Meeting

Meeting Notes
May 27, 2008

Kevin Stoops (Seattle Dept of Parks and Recreation)
Brian DeLucaMarcia NormanRichard FlemingRob ZisetteKaren SchurrGayle GarmanEllen HewittMartha Leigh

Introductions began at 7:05: Recording Secretary Kris Fuller was sick and unable to attend, Brian DeLuca volunteered to take notes. Also absent was Mary Lou Knox, Treasurer, who sent a written report.

A. Monitoring report
Richard Fleming

Monitoring Committee Report: Richard reported there had been little rainfall but that total rain for the water year (Oct-Sept) was comparable to prior years because of the 3+inches that fell during the Dec. 2-3 storm. The Level 2 monitoring from kayaks has begun for 2008. He and Gayle collect water quality samples on alternating Monday mornings from two mid-lake stations, one in front of the Hearthstone, where the Lake is deepest, and another south of Duck Island, where the weed-harvester used to be moored. Water temperatures increased from 13C (55F) on May 5 to 17C (63F) on May 19. Secchi depths decreased from 3.4 m (11.2 ft) to 2.8 m (9.2 ft). Graphing these data show they are comparable to data collected at this time in previous years (2005-2007). Ellen asked Richard to forward the graphs for the website.
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