Canyon Lake Projects

The Lake Elsinore and San Jacinto Watersheds Authority (LESJWA) aims at improving water quality and wildlife habitats in Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake, and the San Jacinto River Watershed. Since 2000, LESJWA along with the Lake Elsinore/ Canyon Lake TMDL Task Force has worked with scientists and water quality experts to implement projects that achieve this goal.

Completed Projects

Canyon Lake Alum Applications

Ongoing alum applications reduce the phosphorus levels (food for algae). Alum applications are effective in reducing algae growth, however in small coves where there is little water movement and temperatures are warm, algae blooms can still occur.

Canyon Lake Dredging Project

Removed 20,000 cubic yards of excess sediment from Canyon Lake and improved water quality for recreational use.

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