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Hydrilla in Lake Orange and Plans to Eliminate It

There was a “Public Information” open house on 4/28/2015 on the subject of Hydrilla in the Eno River.  The meeting was held in Hillsborough at 300 West Tryon Street.  Ken Terlep attended for the Friends of Lake Orange with the intention to understand the issue and determine what plans were in place or would be appropriate to address Hydrilla in Lake Orange.

 

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Lake Orange Water Management Breakthrough 2014
  In October a major breakthrough was achieved regarding the management of the Lake Orange water resources.  The details were presented in an email from Buzz Koenig, president of FLO which is reproduced here for the benefit of our site visitors.
 
 
To the Friends of Lake Orange
 
    As I communicated to you last year at this time,  the board members of  'Friends of Lake Orange'  have been engaged in special negotiations with County Commissioners, County Manager/County Staff, and the town of Hillsborough to reach a written agreement to better manage the water resources of Lake Orange.  This agreement contains a provision to minimize withdrawals from Lake Orange so that water levels are within 24 inches from ' full  pool'  (615') -- during the high recreation season from April through October -- to the extent possible considering adequate seasonal waterfall.
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Recreation on Lake Orange

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Lake Orange is accessible by the public for fishing and boating - with an annual
fee payable to Lake Orange, Inc. for that privilege. Boats may be launched
from the marina area and a few boat slips are available for rent.

 

Interested parties may contact Mr. John Tolar for more information at
919-644-2964 or write to:


Lake Orange, Inc.
PO Box #127
Hillsborough, NC 27278

 


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