Monthly Archives: August 2013

Boating In Shallow Water Harming Lakes

Deb Patterson

Boats specialized for wakeboarding and surfing create large wakes and need to be operated in deeper water

Skiing, wake boarding and now surfing are popular sports on the area lakes. Specialty boats, to create the wakes for wake boarding and surfing,

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Get Optimum Performance, Go In Deeper Water

Deb Patterson

“I tell them if they are surfing or wakeboarding go no shallower than 10 feet (of water),” said Preston Schenkel, salesman at Main Channel Marina and knowledgeable of the new Malibu Wakesetter and other boats used for wakeboarding and surfing.

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Fewer Impacts At 10-Feet Or Deeper

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Deb Patterson

Studies of the effects of motorized watercraft on the aquatic ecosystems by numerous experts in the field have been conducted and written as early as 1976. A majority of the studies were published in the 1990s.

Timothy Asplund,

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Solar Eclipse Picnic Great Fun!

Over 150 neighbors gathered at the WACF Education Center on August 21 with their camp chairs and picnic food to view the moon take over the sun through WACF supplied NASA approved safety glasses. We felt the temperature drop, the wind still, and the light turn to dusk levels.


2017 Cat Tail Awards

The WACF Cat Tail Awards for outstanding service to the watershed were presented at the WACF annual meeting on July 29, 2017 to Diana Castell, Betsy Roby and Kenny Bolles. Pictured are Joan Szynal (WACF Chairman), Diana Castell and Doug Yoder (Vice-chairman).


Between the Lakes Progress

Master PlanDan Ernst of Earth Source, Inc. Landscape Architects is working with WACF director Sam Leman to create a master plan for the WACF Between the Lakes property (across from the Channel Marker). At the WACF annual meeting on July 29, 2017, Mr. Ernst gave a short presentation previewing the plan.

Video taken by Deb Patterson of Ink Free News.