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1 CARY LAKE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION Water Quality Issues 01-21-2014

2 Dam & spillways (2) Jackson Creek Kahn Pond Storm water discharge pipes CARY LAKE

3 Silt delta Roper Pond & Arcadia Edge Apartments Kahn pond Decker Blvd. New Magistrates Courts 2014 Jackson Creek Dent Middle School Trenholm Rd. New Elementary School 2014 North End Feb 2012 – Lake down Old Zorba’s Restaurant O’Neil

4 New Threats – RSCD2 elementary School, Magistrates Courts on Decker, Cardinal Newman School & other construction

5 Cardinal Newman Site

6 Cardinal Newman – Absence of Buffer

7 Richland Elementary Site

8 New Magistrates Courts on Decker

9 Vacant Lots on Cary Lake

10 Siltation Threats North End 1.Cardinal Newman 2.New Elementary School 2014 – 2015 3. New Magistrates Courts on Decker 2014 4. Kahn Pond 5. Six Storm water discharge pipes South end 6. Siltation Mounds from Trenholm 7. Potential for development of 12 acres

11 Do Private Lakes Provide a Public Benefit ? 1.Capture storm water run-off 2.Reservoir for intense rain events 3.Repository for silt, trash & pollution 4.Attract wildlife to urban areas 5.Aesthetically pleasing to residents No cost to the public purse

12 What is the Reservoir Effect? Control lake level to provide reservoir for capture of intense rain events. Mitigates downstream flooding If the private lakes were not there then Richland County Storm Water Department would need to provide services for capture of storm water, silt & pollution.

13 RESERVOIR QUESTIONS 1.Can the level of water in private lakes be managed to provide a “buffer” for intense rain events thereby mitigate downstream flooding? 2.Can individual lake owners coordinate to provide a controlled level throughout the watershed 3.Can this be achieved by suitable automatic equipment? 4.If yes, then does this enable private lakes to apply for public financial support?

14 Depth Gage Installation by GCWA

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16 Maintenance Costs Dam Fish Insurance Landscape & trees Taxes

17 Maintenance Reservoir adjustment Addition of fish

18 Big fish in Cary Lake

19 Cary Lake Dam

20 Dam Maintenance

21 Inside Sluice Box

22 Dredging 50,000 tons removed 2010 – 2011 Cost Approximately $750,000 Paid by Richland County No cost to CLHA

23 Kahn Pond – Fully Silted Kahn Pond Decker Blvd. Old Dam Wall Cary Lake Old Red Lobster Old Zorbas Jackson Creek Silt Delta

24 Positions of pictures taken Mar 2013 5 ft long bar Bar pushed to full depth into “quicksand” Bank of sand carved out by the creek 5 ft long bar Kahn Pond

25 KAHN POND SILTATION 5 foot long Steel bar

26 North End After Dredging 2011 Creek flowing past Zorba’s and under Decker Bvd. After dredging 2011 Lake down - Full depth 5 – 5 ½ feet Silt Kahn Pond After dredging 2011 Lake down - Full depth 5 – 5 ½ feet

27 Depth 5ftDepth 3ft 6in Depth 4ft 6in Kahn Pond North End – Feb 2013 – Lake down After dredging 2013 Lake down - Full depth 3 ½ – 4 ½ feet

28 Trash behind old Zorbas on Decker

29 Trash in Lake after raising level

30 Storm water pollution Brookfield Rd Water Main burst 02-20-2013

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32 Kahn Pond - Turbidity Boom & Trash

33 Kahn Pond & Boom Fourteen months old detached from base & breaking apart Wall of old dam in background is unstable

34 Trenholm End Siltation

35 Large Siltation Mound

36 Lake Catherine

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38 Lake Catherine Siltation

39 Siltation in Lake Catherine Serious silt after construction of I-77 Eventually dredged by DoT 1993 Completely re-silted by 2010 HoA spent $100,000 on consultants, lobbying Cost estimated at $980,000 Authorities policy not to dredge private lakes However, dredging now under consideration with cost share between County, City & FA

40 Lake Issues - Summary Sediment from land disturbances - RSD2 Elementary School Trenholm Extn./O’Neil - County Magistrates Courts on Decker - Commercial developments on Two Notch corridor - Potential for development of 12 acres at S. end Trash Pollution Sources - Jackson Creek - Decker & Trenholm - six storm-water pipes - a spillway under Trenholm

41 Summary continued Key question If the reservoir model works does it open the door for public funding for siltation control?

42 Conclusion Cary lake is under threat from sedimentation & pollution from storm water run-off CLHA needs professional advice CLHA Water Quality Committee has obtained quotes from four consulting organizations Strategy in the short term is to focus on monitoring construction activity to ensure that codes are enforced All cost $ & we are seeking grants

43 Water Quality Committee Chair – Alicia Myhrer Mark Huguley Peter Chesney Hal Thornton Karl Reinecke Debbie Robertson

44 Trash Pick-up

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46 Richland Elementary Site

47 Quotations & Actions under Review 1.Consultant review of siltation monitoring methods - Bathymetric survey entire lake +/- 1inch - Contours linked to sea level datum - Interface with dredging contractor drawings 2.Conventional survey of Kahn pond with lake down 3.Monitoring of construction discharges - 2 x private consultants - US Geological Survey Dept

48 Do Private Lakes Provide a Public Benefit ? 1.Capture storm water run-off 2.Reservoir for intense rain events 3.Repository for silt, trash & pollution 4.Attract wildlife to urban areas 5.Aesthetically pleasing to residents Private lakes deserve public funding support


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