UPDATED September 2, 2016


Over the month of August, the Georgetown Lake water surface dropped from 6429.18 feet to 6428.48 feet, a volume of 2053 acre feet of stored water. Remember that part of the drop is due to lake evaporation. Average outflow for the month was 37.9 cfs and is currently set at 30 cfs. The current lake level sits right at the 1999-2016 average for the end of August.

The Peterson Meadows SNOTEL site indicates 0.0 inches of precipitation during August. Working the outflow and storage figures shows that total lake inputs for August averaged only 4.5 cfs (groundwater and surface water, zero precipitation). That corresponds to only 21% of the long term average August input for the lake.

On the brighter side, the next several days are forecast to be chilly and wet at the lake. Also, the long term CPC forecast shows elevated chances of above normal precipitation for October through March. Currently the CPC predicts a la nina event this winter. That would indicate above normal precipitation beginning in October for western Montana, and below normal air temperatures beginning in December. Tune your skis.

If lake inputs remain at only 21% of normal and reservoir outflow continues at 30 cfs, the September 30 lake level would be 6427.95 feet. However, given the short term and long term forecasts, it appears that moisture is on the way to substantially increase lake inputs. I will issue another update with model forecasts early next month as we exit the irrigation season and begin to set up for winter.

Thanks, Dave

D. Amman, Montana DNRC, 444-6648


Georgetown Lake Fire Department, 
Deer Lodge and Granite Counties, Montana
Public Protection Classification: 07 /10
Effective Date: June 01, 2016
Dear Mr . Dick Verstraete ,
1000 Bishops Gate Blvd. Ste. 300
Mt. Laurel NJ 08054-5404
t 1.800.444.4554 Opt 2
f 1.800.777.3929

We wish to thank you Mr. Fred Bjorklund and Chief Fred Bjorklund for your cooperation during our recent Public Protection Classification (PPC) survey. ISO has completed its analysis of the structural fire suppression delivery system provided in your community. The resulting classification is indicated above.


Please Read the entire letter by clicking on this link --> Public Protection Validation Document

Please View the Hydrant Flow Data chart by clicking on this link --> Hydrant Flow Data



Development Permit System

Review & Comment Meeting

Georgetown Lake HOA Board Members

Thursday, November 20 at noon, Seven Gables


The purpose of this meeting is to review and provide comment on Anaconda-Deer Lodge County’s draft rewrite of the Development Permit System (DPS). These regulations pertain ONLY to Deer Lodge County. This meeting is open to the public, but its primary purpose is to provide an opportunity for HOA Board members to review the draft regulations, ask questions, and provide comments to the County.


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