GREATER WALL LAKE ASSOCIATION
Per the latest update, it looks like masks are not required outside for gatherings of less than one hundred people, but each site is their residence, so they can set their own rules. Please be considerate and understanding if the owners request masks, just think there is probably a good reason for a simple sensible precaution. Nobody wants another surge.
Stay Safe Everyone
For the Annual Meeting, check back for updates.
It's really hard to make long term plans right now.
With the vaccine widely available for anyone 16 years or older now, and maybe younger soon, anyone who wants the vaccine should easy be able to get it now from numerous locations including local pharmacies.
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.