Proposed pond guidlines – changes to BCWA bylaws
BISHOP CREEK WATER ASSOCIATION
SUBJECT: PONDS AND STREAM FLOWS
This fall all ponds need to be bypassed whenever and wherever possible, so we may be able to keep you and your neighbors streams flowing for as long as possible. With a little luck, we may be able to make it, but only with you and your neighbors cooperation.
Something else that we need done is between now and next spring’s runoff, all ponds need to be filled up to no more than 5 or 6 feet deep. Also all ponds need to be lined. We absolutely cannot afford to have the same flooding problems we had this summer.
These provisions need to be implemented to alleviate flooding of your neighbor’s homes.
PROPOSED AMMENDMENT TO THE BCWA BY-LAWS
- All new ponds must be approved by the BCWA board.
- AII new ponds must be: made to a reasonable size; no more than 5 to 6 ft deep; and lined with clay, a shale/clay mix, or another impermeable barrier material.
- AII new ponds must have a bypass capable of carrying the full flow of the feeding ditch when ponds need to be shut off.
All existing ponds, when drained or being cleaned, are to be lined with clay, a shale/clay mix, or another impermeable barrier material; shall not have a depth more than 6 feet; and a bypass constructed if one does not already exist.