From Devils Lake Water Improvement District
Notice: Weather and ocean conditions permitting, the Devils Lake Water Improvement District, in concert with the City of Lincoln City, will be conducting an emergency dredging of the D River as early as the afternoon of Tuesday, January 14th. This is the next best available time based on tides and predicted ocean conditions. The final decision to dredge or hold off will be made conditional of whether or not the channel will likely clear on its own without the risk of flooding low lying properties and roads.
As of Monday 8:30 am, the lake level was at 9.8’ and rising. At this time it is estimated that based on the amount of sand deposited in the D River channel, that the lake would have to flood low lying properties (flooding occurs at approximately 11.0’) before it would rise high enough to begin flowing out to sea again and thus allow fish passage. This will be reevaluated each morning until the issue is resolved.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.
Paul Robertson, MSc, Lake Manager
Devils Lake Water Improvement District
PO Box 974
Lincoln City, OR 97367