Water Level Dock Impacts
Part of the Water Budget Model design work includes an evaluation of impacted docks at the water levels contained between the Rule Bands. According to the report, there are 2,233 docks on the lake. At the end of August, the Lower Rule Band (LRB) is at 2458, and 202 docks, 9% of the total, are impacted by low water. At the end of September, the LRB is at 2457, and 267 docks, 12% of the total, are impacted. At the end of October, the LRB is at 2456, and 335 docks, 15% of the total, are impacted by low water.
The dock impacts from lowered water levels study was done by Century Engineering in Oakland, Maryland and cost about $30,000. This project partially fulfills Goal 10 of the Watershed Management Plan.