Lacamas Lake drawdown begins, cleanup set for Sept. 25

The Camas Public Works Department started its annual drawdown of Lacamas Lake this week, on Monday, Sept. 13.

The city will reduce the total level of Lacamas Lake by approximately six feet, in order to achieve the level needed to facilitate dam inspections and repairs.  

The drawdown should take a few days, with the minimum level being reached by the approximate date of Friday, Sept. 27. 

Once inspections and repairs have taken place, the process to refill the lake to normal levels is scheduled to begin Oct. 25.  

Officials expect this process to take several weeks, depending on rainfall volumes.

The annual lake cleanup, hosted by neighbors of Lacamas Lake,  is set for 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25. All ages are welcome and participants are asked to bring waterproof boots and gloves. Sponsors will provide garbage bags, maps, information about the lake, snacks and a lunch, bottled water, coffee and tea. For more information about the cleanup, contact Deanna Culley at 877-854-3577, ext.55630.