Water Level Reminder
Water Quality/Level Chairman, Dave Onufry, just checked in to report that the City of Flint official he spoke with said that given the warm temperatures, they are considering waiting until November 1 to begin lowering the water level this year (and it could be a little later). While it is good news for those who are enjoying the fall fishing and who have still not winterized their boats, we would caution you to continue to check in daily with this website or Facebook to ensure you are not left high and dry. On the down side, those waiting to remove their docks, bring in their boat hoists, and finish shoreline winterization activities, you may have to scramble in mid-to-late November and pray the snow will hold off for you to stay dry and warm to get it done this year.
PICTURE OF THE WEEK
The Holloway Lake Association Protects your Reservoir
Through regularly scheduled meetings and newsletters, the Holloway Lake Association keeps concerned citizens informed and in touch. Please support these efforts by becoming a member of the Holloway Lake Association. Together we can make a difference!
The Holloway Reservoir needs your help to remain Genesee County’s precious recreational area.
HELP US PRESERVE HOLLOWAY! JOIN THE HOLLOWAY LAKE ASSOCIATION!
Issues we are working on:
The Water – predictable levels and good quality
The Regulatory Agencies – boating safety
The Environment – industrial and other pollution
Richfield Landfill issues
Boating, Fishing, Swimming, Camping, Picnicing or Hiking along the reservoir
Holloway Today: Challenges and Changes
Shoreline Erosion: Several campsites at Wolverine Campground are falling into the lake. Picturesque Goose Neck Point becomes narrower each year. Trees are tipped over into the water in many areas. The Reservoir becomes increasingly wider but more shallow. What will it look like in 50 years?
Water Levels: There are many demands on the waters of Holloway. The City of Flint requires constant flow for sanitation plants, and is considering using the river as its future source for drinking water. Down river recreational users call for increased summertime flow. In the dry summer months, low water levels on Holloway harm recreation, wildlife and the ecosystem of the water.
Environmental Concerns: The potential impact of The Richfield Landfill on Holloway Reservoir and its surroundings demands activism by the public to insure a safe environment and to maintain the natural beauty of the area.
The increase in the numbers of seagulls requires efforts to control them in order to prevent the damage they cause to property and their contamination of the water.
Regulatory Intrusion: The Holloway Reservoir is heavily regulated by Government, and citizen activism is required to balance the competing interests of the environmental, industrial and recreational communities.
We have been given permission by Nate Harasim to use his song “Holloway Cruise” on our website. Nate was just a young teenager when he wrote this song while sitting on his dock in Zone 4. It is simply beautiful! Make sure you have your speakers on!