Updated February 23, 2017

Greetings from your GLHA:

Our 2017 Annual Winter Banquet will be held @ the Brown Derby Saturday, March 4th. No host cocktails @6:30PM, Buffet dinner @ 7:00 featuring Prime Rib and Southwest Salsa Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta. And all the fixings.

$23.00 per person (includes tip). Speakers to follow.

Call Karen at the Derby for Reservations @ 563-5788.

Please visit our website to view the newsletter and current DNRC lake water update and forecast. We appreciate your continued support. 2017 Dues remain $25 per year.

Hope to see you all here on March 4th.

Download the Registration Form here ----> 87981487795652GTLHA2017winterdinner.pdf

Download the Newsletter here ---> 28561487909945017newsletter.pdf



Current Lake Elevation 6428.70 (PROVISIONAL DATA from USGS gage 12325000)

Reservoir outflow has been 13 cfs, since last November. The USGS gage for Flint Creek shows flow has increased recently to around 15 cfs. This is likely due to snowmelt, springs, or tributary inflows between the dam and the weir pond. 

Lake Inputs

On December 31, the lake water surface elevation was 6428.57 feet, and on February 28 it was 6428.70 feet. So far in 2017, the lake has gained about 387 acre-feet of storage. Outflow has been about 13 cfs for 2017, therefore net gain equals 3.3 cfs above outflow. Adding together outflow and additional gains shows lake inputs of 16.3 cfs average over the past 2 months.  That is about 64% of the long-term normal January/February input at the lake. 

Precipitation and Snowpack

Until early February, Peterson Meadows and Warm Springs SNOTELs registered below-normal snow water equivalent (SWE). Peterson Meadows now has SWE at 106% of normal; Warm Springs has SWE of 94% of normal. The weighted average is 98% of normal SWE. We are 65% through the typical snow accumulation period. 

Climate Forecast

The CPC climate forecast (February 16) is for near normal air temperatures and above normal precipitation through May in western Montana. After May, above normal temperatures and near normal precipitation amounts are forecast. 

NRCS Flow Volume Outlook

The early NRCS forecasts don’t list streamflow volume estimates, waiting until later in the snowpack season to see how things shape up. Based on precipitation and SWE at Peterson Meadows and Warm Springs, my first  estimate will be 100% of normal water supply for Flint Creek near Southern Cross.  NRCS will publish a March Water Supply Outlook within a week, which may contain the definitive streamflow volume estimates we commonly use. 

Model Forecast

I ran the model with outflow set at 16 cfs, and inputs at 75% of normal. This scenario shows plenty of water for the coming season.  We will have a much better idea of water supply when the snowpack peaks, which is typically in early May in the upper watershed.

D. Amman, Montana DNRC, 444-6648

Download Dave's full report for March here ---> Georgetown Lake Update-March 2017


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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