GREATER WALL LAKE ASSOCIATION
Fourth of July Boat Parade
As always, there will be a parade on the lake. This year Steve Larson and his 16' boat with a center console will be leading our parade. The lineup for the parade will begin at 9:45 AM on the 4th with the parade beginning at 10:00AM. Please follow the lead boat single file so we can take pictures to share with everyone.
There will be judges stationed around the lake that will be awarding the Dom Court Trophy for the best decorated boat. You will need to create a sign with your house number on it so the judges can vote by number. Be sure your house number is on the shore side of the boat. It will be important to meet back at the point so the trophy can be awarded. .
Please follow the lead boat around the perimeter of Wall Lake to allow those watching from Shore to vote!
Please NO PLASTIC WATER BALLOONS! We want to protect our wildlife!
GWLA Annual Meeting
is Saturday, August 14, 4pm to 7pm
at the VFW Post
Our bylaws state that an annual meeting be held in June, July or August, and with covid restrictions being lifted and thanks to our friends at the VFW Post, we got a plan for the meeting.
Update from Jim Dull, Drain Commissioner
Expect the channel to be cleared of leaf debris/ etc in July. Jim is
working on access to the site with adjacent land owners and
determining where the organic material can be placed. County has the equipment to perform the work, nearly all schedules has been pushed back for one reason or another.
Shallow Lake culvert improvements. Easements are in place.
Permitting, public review and comment periods need to be completed,
then actual work to be scheduled - that likely all translates to this Fall.
You don't need an expert to tell you that the water level on Wall Lake and the surrounding lakes are probably setting record high levels.
Michigan Lake and Stream Association did a webinar this spring about Michigan High Water. The presentation started with pictures of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron in 2013, a year that set an all time low water record for Lake Michigan and Lake Huron (they are treated as one body of water since they are connected). Then the presentation states that we have seen record high water levels the last few years. For 2020, we have set a new all time high level record each and every month this year that is predicted to continue into summer. There are many factors that influence the water level, but the one mostly responsible for the swing from low level to our current high levels is an increase is precipitation in the area. This increased precipitation has also caused the high water levels in nearly every inland lake and river in the state of Michigan.
The high water level greatly increases the possibility of shoreline erosion, so until the water level goes down, please be mindful of what wake you cause and where you are on the lake this summer.