Jun 28

Sanford Lake Fireworks – Friday July 4th, 2014 at 10:00 P.M.

Hurray! It is almost time for the 13th Annual Sanford Lake Association Musical Fireworks.

The fireworks are simulcast on FM 107.9!

The S.L.A. kindly requests your donations to insure another fabulous professional fireworks display on Friday July 4th, 2014 at 10:00 P.M.
(the rain date is Saturday, July 5th).

The fireworks will be launched from the Community of Christ Campground on the lake’s west side, The Cove for boaters. The public is invited to view the show from the campground, 3500 W. River Road. Please observe the camp’s rules of no smoking and absolutely no alcohol on the premises. Donations for parking will be gladly accepted and benefit the camp ground’s needs.

Thank you for your generous support in making this a successful Sanford Lake community event.

Please send your contribution to:
Sanford Lake Association – Fireworks
P.O. Box 212,
Sanford, Michigan 48657.

The SLA is a 501c-3 tax exempt organization, all contributions are tax deductible.

Jun 10

SLA Board of Directors – Updated Date

The June 16th SLA Board of Directors meeting has been moved to June 23rd.

Location remains the same, VILLAGE OF SANFORD Office, 106 Lincoln St. Sanford, MI

Jun 09

Sanford Lake Levels – June 2014

The SLA has recieved the following from Frank O. Christie, P.E., General Manager for Boyce Hydro, LLC about the low level of the lake noticed by many this last weekend.

June 9, 2014

The reservoir was drawn down to its lowest allowable level over the weekend because we are required to open a gate at Sanford and spill water whenever the turbines at the Sanfordpowerhouse are shut down.  Over the weekend we did not have enough water to run any of our plants upstream and so there was very little water coming into the Sanford reservoir.  Therefore with the requirement of maintaining an open gate at Sanford the reservoir level dropped.  At the Sanford reservoir we have a target, or “normal” water level that we work around.  We are also allowed to drop the level 0.4 feet (almost 5 inches), or to raise it 0.3 feet (3.5 inches) from that target level to accommodate varying flow conditions.  The level in the reservoir dropped to its low point of minus 0.4 feet this weekend.  This is the first time this summer the level has been at the low point and so that was probably why people noticed it.  This condition will happen more often now that warmer weather and lower river flows have arrived.