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Fish restocked in Lake Elsinore to improve water quality

Lake Elsinore is being restocked with fish — the latest in continuing efforts to help improve the lake’s water quality and ecosystem. Early Friday, Dec. 4, the lake was stocked with bluegill, black crappie, striped bass and redear sunfish. The species were chosen after a year-long population study found that some types of fish — including channel catfish, largemouth bass, silverside minnows and mosquitofish — were overpopulating the lake.

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News Release – Study shows promising solutions for water quality improvements in Lake Elsinore

The Lake Elsinore & San Jacinto Watersheds Authority (LESJWA) recently wrapped up a one-year study that evaluated the Lake Elsinore fishery and identified potential solutions to improve the lake’s ecosystem and overall water quality in Lake Elsinore. The study was funded by the Lake Elsinore and Canyon Lake Nutrient Total Maximum Daily Load Task Force, a committee of water agencies and organizations representing the San Jacinto River Watershed under LESJWA.

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Public Notice Announcement – Canyon Lake Alum Application, October 12-16, 2020

Lake Elsinore & San Jacinto Watersheds Authority (LESJWA), is informing the Canyon Lake community that doses of alum will be applied to the lake in the main body, east bay and the area north of the causeway from October 12-16, 2020.

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Picture of Lake Elsenore - Post Title Rains add six feet of water to Lake Elsinore, raising the lake to its highest water level in eight years

Rains add six feet of water to Lake Elsinore, raising the lake to its highest water level in eight years

April showers will bring May flowers, and they have also caused the Canyon Lake’s Railroad Canyon Dam to spill over and send millions of gallons of water into Lake Elsinore. This overflow, caused by repeated days of heavy rains, has brought Lake Elsinore to a water level of 1244.85’, the highest since June 2012.

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Fishery Management Survey Underway in Lake Elsinore to Help Improve Habitat and Water Quality

Hands-on tag and release events to survey the fishery and identify short and long-term projects to improve water quality.

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Nutrient Revision to Total Maximum Daily Loads Underway by LESJWA

“The revised and more scientifically defensible TMDLs are evidence that the efforts of LESJWA have made, and continue to make, reflect a positive impact to the watershed,” shared Mark Norton, LESJWA administrator. “We achieved what we set out to accomplish but know that there is more work to follow to adapt to continued drought cycle challenges. LESJWA and the TMDL Task Force have had to seek creative solutions to a complex situation.”

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2018 LESJWA Water Summit

As a member of our watershed, the Lake Elsinore & San Jacinto Watersheds Authority (LESJWA) invites you to the 2018 LESJWA Water Summit. Our watershed faces unique challenges that require action and agency collaboration to seek solutions for watershed management. The Summit will feature information on how the TMDL Task Force has worked with the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board to implement watershed monitoring, mitigation projects, modeling and a variety of other solutions to meet TMDL targets.

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Canyon Lake Alum Application Public Notice – February 12-16, 2018

Lake Elsinore & San Jacinto Watersheds Authority (LESJWA), is informing the Canyon Lake community that doses of alum will be applied to the lake in the main body, east bay and the area north of the causeway from February 12-16, 2018. This dose will be the seventh Canyon Lake alum application that has taken place.

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Canyon Lake Alum Application Public Notice

Lake Elsinore & San Jacinto Watersheds Authority (LESJWA), is informing the Canyon Lake community that doses of alum will be applied to the lake in the main body, east bay and the area north of the causeway from September 25-29, 2017. This dose will be the seventh Canyon Lake alum application that has taken place.

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News Release – Canyon Lake Alum Applications Scheduled for Feb. 7-10

An alum application has been scheduled for February 7- 10, pending final testing and recommendation from scientists. Recent rains push flows of excess nutrients into lake; alum also reduces sedimentation.

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