DBM Treating for Submerged as Well

https://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/28702/files/PUB_NOTICE_SAV2018.pdf

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Floating Aquatic Vegetation Control Program

Here is a link to information about the water hyacinth treatment program coming to a slough near you:

http://dbw.parks.ca.gov/pages/28702/files/PUB_NOTICE_FAV2018.pdf

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You’re Invited to the “Almost 4th” Brunch

      HEAR  YE                       HEAR YE       

             COME ONE—COME ALL

TO A CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH—ALMOST ON THE 4TH

OF JULY—BEHIND THE “MEADOW MUFFIN” IN THE

“PARK” ON:

    SAT.      JULY      1st      AT      10 a.m.

PLEASE BRING A BREAKFAST DISH TO SHARE

HORSESHOE PITS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO THOSE  THAT THROW.

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12th Annual Beer, Beef & Bocce

2017 BBB

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Updated Report

The new moon is re-enforcing the tide, as flooding of the Meadow floor is into its third day with robust flows.  The Point is cutoff from the levee and trail system.  Ingress of water from the Central Park (Gero’s) and the Cloud 9 beach has caused a lake between the two. The same is occurring at the west end, where Halfmoon Bay was parked, and flowing east to behind the Foster’s spot.  The trails along the floor are not currently usable because of the water, not to mention many deadfalls across them.

Mosquito infestation is major. If you do not care to get off your boat, things are great.

Many floats were brought in last weekend and two boats are arriving today. The weekend of the 6th promises to have many arrivals. Weather has been mid 60’s with some light rain, poor solar conditions and wind to no more that 5 mph. However, being on the water has its rewards.

Rick West

Cloud 9, Meadows Anchorage

 

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Heads up–Meadows Anchorage Report!

Thanks to Rick West for the following report…looks like we have some work ahead.        D

Moved in 17 April and raining…

The route from marina was clear of offending vegetation. Cut in levee on Bean Patch at Cross Channel still disgorging lots of water coming down from Stone Lakes.  Second island if half gone and the north side passage is wider with a large sand bar on the north shore.  There is a tree half down across from Aides Slough entry; minor restriction and narrow’s water is all clear.

After the turn from the second island just before Doctor John’s old landing, we hit something large underwater in the center with the floats.  Moved Cloud 9 more to port and hit something again.  Both hits rocked the tow.  Please note this may become more prevalent as to water recedes and is likely to become a significant problem.

The Meadows Anchorage’s water is clear of offending vegetation.  All landings are visible with lots of debris on the shoreline. There is a large tree down in the water on the east side of the Central Park landing.  It will be an issue for the Gero’s.  The cliff-like landing for C9 has eroded, which will require the use of a new landing to the side.  No other boats are here and no fishermen in sight.

The land-side is a disaster.  This is our 44th year here and I have never seen it this bad. Deadfall and remains of floating debris litters all areas along the shoreline trail.  The trail is also blocked from falling trees up to 30” in diameter and mud covers everything.  The number of chainsaw stops to clear this trail will hit about 30 and some of the large stuff will require a new trail cut around to pass.  The fruit orchard is 30% of what it was.

All landings have major debris ashore and at the shoreline. There are signs of encampments on the levee at the Point, in the Point, The Beach, Central Park and C9’s park.  Lots of trash litter and camping remains were observed. Both bocce ball courts have been cannibalized and nothing is usable at the Beach but the horseshoe pits.  The  was 20’ high burn pile at C9 is now gone and strewn for hundreds of feet around.  There is standing water near most landings or mud sinks which are not drying as the water table is at the surface or above.

The levee is the only clear walking area and there are signs the county has been here clearing trees and deadfall to make it passable.  I have not been past the Point to the bridge or west beyond the green gate.

I cannot visualize all this being fixed in one summer–it’s going to be a day at a time. The tractor range of operation is measured in yards and not likely to grow for a week.   Ranger work will have to be metered to enjoy the other pleasures of our boating getaway.

There is supposed to be sun this coming weekend; it has been a long winter.

Rick West

Cloud 9, Meadows Anchorage

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Reflections on Terry

Bill and Bonnie Cullen write:

Terry Rosario, a Friend to the Meadows, passed away unexpectedly on November 10 while at Folsom Memorial Hospital. He was in the hospital with pneumonia for a short time. It’s noteworthy that his lungs had been compromised years ago with “Valley Fever”.

Terry and his wife Gloria, as recreational boaters, were always there to help others.  They really stood out and helped at all the Meadows major social functions.  You may recall they lost their beautiful Chris Craft Houseboat during the devastating fire at WG Marina on January 26, 2015.

See the post below for the Obituary written by Gloria & Family.

We will all miss you Terry

Condolences can be sent to the family home at 2001 Sweet Valley Dr., El Dorado Hills, CA 95672.

Memorial Services will be held Friday, December 2, 2016 at 11:00 AM. at The Block at Lakeside Church, 755 Oak Ave. Pkwy, Folsom, CA 95762

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