05-05-2018: We held a Crystal Lake road cleanup today. The following volunteers walked the roads and filled several trash bags of various items which people had thrown on the side of the road and at the dam area. Dolores and Al Breton, Bill Brown, Bill Brown III, Dave Gauthier, Missy and Bob Clark, Rex Joffray, Vic Laptik, Monique Lussier, Cindy McNamar, Pat and Joe Neafey. Thanks for helpingkeep our lake area clean!
2/12/2018: The good news is that we have stopped the Dam erosion. In mid-October we built a temporary coffer dam with 1200 lb. blocks, plywood, tarpand crushed stone to block the water from flowing under the bridge. We then hired a mud sucker truck and removed large quantities of mud, sand, rocks, branches, plastic, etc. We then purchased nine cubic yards of special concrete and had it pumped into the resulting huge hole. This formed a solid wall behind the dam face preventing water flowing through the boulder face. See updated photos below.
The bad news is that mother nature through us a curve ball and deluged us with several days of downpours that overran our coffer dam making it impossible to pour the reinforced concrete slab and key wall. We have been waiting for the level of the lake to drop so we could complete the project but it now appears that we have run out of time this year. As soon as the water level drops next year we will complete the project in three or four days.
Thanks to all who have contributed and supported this important project. Al Breton
9/6/17: Kayak and boat stickers are now available for CLA members. Please contact Monique Lussier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7/25/17: From the July 25th CLA Meeting update on the Dam: We have begun purchasing material for the Dam repair. The target date to start is late August or early September. The primary obstacle for starting is the high water level. This makes building a coffer dam to hold back the lake more difficult. Lets hope we don't get a great deal of rain before then.