First meeting with TSW to request:

1. Use stop log dams to control water levels in April to protect the spawning beds.

2. Don’t use the hydraulic dams that open from the bottom, scrub the lake bed, and don’t have the back swirl effect that adds oxygen needed by spawn.

3. Maintain a minimum water level throughout the year, especially in April, until the hatch has successfully swum up.

4. Designate a point person to monitor and communicate water levels around the dams during spawning season until after the hatch.


1. There are no statistics to back up the claims that low water levels and hydraulic dams have contributed to fish kill—need statistics.

2. Entertained the idea of moving the spawning beds deeper.

3. Asked for professional opinions on spawning bed rehabilitation.