High Mokelumne River levels are creating flooded conditions in the Lodi Lake Park Nature Area, forcing City officials to close the 58 acres to the public for the time being.
The saturated ground has led to the uprooting of several large oak trees in the Nature Area, creating a hazard for the public. In addition, parts of the trails are underwater.
The water elevation in Pigs Lake is tied to the river level. Pigs Lake is overflowing at several points, and strong river current continue to undercut the riverbank. The City has sought grant funds to strengthen the riverbank and prevent the river from eroding the few remaining feet between the Mokelumne and Pigs Lake, but has not been successful to this point.
The fear is when the riverbank eventually fails, river water will saturate the Nature Area year-round, leading to more trees falling, a rise in mosquito populations, etc. Current high river levels give us a preview of what could happen if the bank were to completely erode.
The final photo is of a large oak tree that fell over the dirt path on the north side of the Nature Area.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
GrapeLine's Express Route will be going to it's summer schedule on Tuesday, May 31st and go until Friday, July 29th, 2011. New schedules are available at the Lodi Transit Station (24 S. Sacramento Street) or the City of Lodi's City Hall (221 W. Pine Street). Questions about the new schedule and route information can be directed to 209.333.6806 or check us out online at www.lodi.gov/transit.
Commute Connection will be hosting a re-fueling station for cyclist and pedestrians. REI will be hosting a maintenance clinic for the community. Bring your bike by for a check up by a professional bicycle mechanic. Also the Lodi Police Department will be on hand to discuss bicycle safety in the community.
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Place: Post Office Plaza: 120 S. School Street
Don't be left behind. Need a way to gather with your friends this summer? Let GrapeLine Fixed Route busses help you get there. For only $10.00 per pass you will be able to take unlimited rides to your friends house, a local coffee shop, the 180 Teen Center, Lodi Lake, Boys and Girls Club, Stadium 12 movie theater or the Kofu Park Skate Park. Your travel destinations are endless. If you are between the ages of 5 and 17, you qualify for the Youth Bus Pass. Your pass is good from June 1st throug July 31st. You can get your pass at the Lodi Transit Station (24 S. Sacramento Street) or the City of Lodi Finance Department (310 W. Elm Street). Don't be stuck at home...get your pass today!
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011 the City of Lodi Public Works Department, City, County and Woobridge Irrigation District officials broke ground for the new Surface Water Treatment Facility (SWTF) project. Community members heard from Anne Beard, assemblymember Alyson Hubers representative; Andy Christensen, General Manager of the Woodbridge Irrigation District, Wally Sandelin, Public Works Director and Mayor Bob Johnson. The SWTF project will treat 10 million gallons per day that will deliver drinking water to the Community of Lodi. The projects estimated completion date is December of 2012.