Lake Merced Technical Memorandum No. 1
Feasibility Evaluation of Alternatives to Raise Lake Merced
Draft, October 19, 1998
More than two years ago the PUC Commission passed a resolution supporting the use of treated stormwater to augment water flows into Lake Merced. Moving smartly along now (at least for the PUC staff), in December (12/12/2000) the PUC staff met with representatives of the Daly City Water Department and the Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) to discuss the water quality implications of that program. Michael Carlin and Patrick Sweetland summarized the results of this "productive meeting" in a letter to Susan Gladstone at the RWQCB.
From the Desk of Joan Ryan, Engineer
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Bureau of System Planning & Regulatory Compliance
phone (415) 554-8997 / fax (415) 554-9535
November 3, 1998
A presentation of the enclosed document (Feasibility Evaluation of Alternatives to Raise Lake Merced) was made to the SFPUC on October 27, 1998. As a consequent (sic), the Commission has directed staff to prepare a Resolution authorizing the further evaluation of Alternatives No. 1 (Add SFPUC Imported Surface Water Directly to the Lake) and No. 7 (Divert Storm Water From Vista Grande Canal to the Lake). It is anticipated that this Resolution will be brought to the Commission by the end of the year.
To receive a copy of the meeting minutes, please contact the Commission's secretary Romaine Boldridge at (415) 554-3165.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like further information regarding the enclosed document.
Friends of Lake Merced has requested a copy of this presentation in net-readable format. When (if?) it arrives we will post it here. Meanwhile, send your request for a copy of this plan to Joan Ryan at the San Francisco PUC.
Amazing how quickly the PUC Commission can act if they want to impress their friends at the Olympic Club! In case the copy is unclear, the third paragraph in the third columns says:"Robert Maddow, a lawyer representing three private golf clubs near the lake, thanked the commission for agreeing that the clubs were an insignificant factor in the lake's reductions."Well, maybe the Commissioners agree. But we don't. See our comments on the Westside Basin Groundwater Management Plan to find out!
Friends of Lake Merced has written a letter to Joan Ryan, raising what we believe to be some important questions regarding the appropriateness of the option selected.
So far we've not had any reply.
If you'd like to see the original report, or ask any questions, why don't you send Joan Ryan an e-mail?
Let us know if you learn anything!