The Hot Springs Village Department of public works will draw down Lake Coronado and Lake Isabella a total of six feet each, beginning Oct. 14, at a rate of approximately one inch per day depending on rainfall. The lakes will remain at the lowered level until February 2014, when the valve will be closed for the lake to begin refilling.
A lake draw down improves the water quality, allowing for maintenance and silt removal. Public works would like to coordinate with land front property owners, to give them an opportunity to maintain lakefront seawalls and other structures.
A permit is not required for routine maintenance but is required for construction of seawalls and boat docks as well as a shaping under and around boat docks. Permits are issued by the Hot Springs Village permitting and inspections department. For more information, call 922-5562.
For more information on scheduled lake draw downs, please call Public Works at 922-5524 or 922-5528.