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Weekly Flood Update

Friday, August 27, 2021

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Please see below Texas Township's weekly update regarding the flooding crisis and other activities and events in the Township. 
 

Lake Level Comparisons

Date of Measure: Thursday, August 26
Eagle Lake
  • Down 40.32 inches from the highest point. 
    • Target Level Comparison: Exceeding target by 8.88"
    • Normal Lake Comparison: Exceeding level by 14.16"
Crooked Lake
  • Down 42.00 inches from the highest point. 
    • Target Level Comparison: Below target by 0.48"
    • Normal Lake Comparison: Below level by 0.48"
Pine Island Lake
(Measurement taken August 23)
  • Down 31.68 inches from the highest point.

News & Events

 

Office Hours
The office is open for service.
Mon - Thu | 8:00am-4:30pm
Fri | 8:00am-11:30am

 
Electronics Recycling Event
Sat Aug 28 | 1:30-4:00pm
Township Hall

Upcoming Meetings
Township Board 
Sep 13 | 6pm
Planning Commission
Sep 14 | 5pm


Meeting Agendas & Packets
 

Updates 

  • As of Thursday 8/26 - Eagle Lake was 14.16 inches above the NLL; Crooked Lake was .48 inches below their NLL and Pine Island Lake was 902.70 elevation which is 31.68 inches below the highest point. 
  • The Flood Task Force met on Thursday August 26th and discussed the following:
    1. Prein & Newhof is working on completing the design for the long-term project and preparing the EGLE permit application.  For the design work they have completed the following: Geo Tech, Wetland Analysis and Base Plans.  They have started the EGLE permit application and had a pre-application meeting with Derek Haroldson from EGLE.  They have been delayed getting the hydrogeological study scheduled due to contractor availability.  It is now on the schedule.  This study is used to determine how fast water flows from the bottom land of the lake.  During the study, they will be pumping lake water from the bottom land and putting it back in the lake.    The goal is to have the permit submitted to EGLE by October 1, 2021.  See the updated timeline here.
    2. Derek Haroldson, EGLE advised there are three focus areas during the review1) Ensuring that the soil will filter out the Aquatic Invasive Species 2) Addressing the downstream concerns 3) Ensuring that there is enough fluctuation of lake levels between the NLL and the operation of the augmentation wells.  Tom Smith, P&N, confirmed that they will be specifically focusing on these  areas in the documentation for the permit application. 
  • Updated Estimated Project Timeline
  • EGLE Permit Timeline

Next Flood Task Force Meeting

Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 10:30am via Zoom

269-375-1591
7110 West Q Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Mon-Thu: 8:00-4:30
Fri: 8:00-11:30
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