Georgetown Lake Community Calendar
|GTL Homeowners Assn Meeting
||Sunday August 18, 2013
|Fourth of July Parade at Georgetown Lake
|| July 4, 2014
|| Seven Gables
|VFD Department Training
||Every other Wednesday at 6:30pm
||GLVFD Fire Hall
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Updated August 4, 2013
Dear Georgetown Lake Homeowners:
Anaconda-Deer Lodge County is in the process of rewriting its Development Permit System (DPS). The current DPS was adopted in 1992 and has been revised and amended from time to time, but has never had a comprehensive update. The link above is to newly revised draft regulations for areas of the lake within Anaconda-Deer Lodge County only! As you may recall, regulations were adopted for all areas within Granite County two years ago. Those regulations are not being changed at this time.
Please note that the proposed regulations are shorter than the regulations for the Georgetown Lake Development District that are in the current DPS. This is because most of the environmental standards such as development around wetlands, in floodplains, stream corridors, steep slopes, etc., have been placed in a different section of the DPS so that they will now apply to all of Anaconda-Deer Lodge County. Also, the lakeshore protection standards are being rewritten, and those will be available for our review as soon as the County Planning Board reviews them.
The Anaconda-Deer Lodge County Planning Board and staff have reviewed these draft regulations in workshop session, and now it's our turn. Please review these regulations and e-mail any comments or suggestions to the County's planning consultant, Bob Horne, email@example.com, or, to County Planner, Kaitlin Leary, firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also phone the ADLC Planning Department at 563-4010. We plan on taking a few minutes at our annual meeting on Sunday, August 18 at the Georgetown Lake fire station to review the draft regulations and give everyone an opportunity to comment and to ask questions. Thank you for your time and interest, and for helping us out with these regulations that will continue to allow orderly, planned growth and investment in the Georgetown Lake area.
NEW Lake Level Gauge
Updated Sunday June 2, 2013
A new lake level gauge has been installed at Georgetown Lake by the USGS. This is a real time measure of the lake level. For your reference, the lake level at full pool is 6429.5.
USGS Current Conditions for USGS 12325000 Georgetown Lake, (click the link below)
Water Levels Update from Dave Amman, Hydrologist
Montana DNRC, 444-6648
Updated October 29, 2013
Today the lake level is at 6427.61 feet, and it started the month at 6427.63 feet. Lake outflow is currently 12 cfs, down from 18 cfs earlier in the month. The long term median at this time would be 26 cfs. Typically, the lake level would be at around 6428.20 feet at this time, so it’s about half a foot lower than usual.
The small drop in lake elevation through October represents about 55 acre feet or about 1 cfs NET loss rate from October 1 through October 28. October outflow has averaged 15.3 cfs, so inputs have averaged around 14 cfs and are currently around 12 cfs. For the month, that is about 61% of normal.
The long term normal lake inputs typically begin to increase at this time with added snow water. The latest Climate Prediction Center forecasts are near-normal temperature and precipitation through the entire winter and early spring, except for elevated chances of above-normal precipitation during November. The long look at next summer is for elevated chances of above normal air temperatures and below normal precipitation. That’s a long ways off, we’ll see.
I have attached two graphics, using 61% of normal inputs and winter outflows of 12 cfs (GTL12out), and the other with outflows reduced to 10 cfs (GTL10out). Note that this small decrease in outflow allows the lake to accumulate water during the winter so that by May and June, the difference between these scenarios is around .30 feet (3.5 inches of depth, or 833 acre feet stored).
Lakeshore Protection Standards
- Purpose. The purpose of this section is to set forth standards for development within the protection zone of Georgetown Lake. These regulations will apply to all lakefront properties within Anaconda-Deer Lodge County. Specifically, the purposes of these regulations are:
1. Protect the sensitive lakeshore area from overdevelopment.
2. Protect water quality in Georgetown Lake through the preservation of natural shoreline areas and beneficial riparian vegetation.
3. Maintain the visual quality of Georgetown Lake for all to enjoy.
4. Protect property values on the lake by ensuring quality, responsible development.
5. Protect property rights, lake use, and lake access through the establishment of reasonable and prudent lakefront development standards.
Click here to download the file in PDF format
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