At a little before 2:30 PM this afternoon the Department of Environmental Protection issued the FINAL Clary Lake Water Level Order. I have scanned it quickly as have a couple of other people and we can’t see any changes between today’s final order and the Draft order issued back on December 19th. I will be reading it over carefully again shortly.
Here is a link to the FINAL order; it’s over 6 megabytes in size. As soon as I get a chance I will print out the relevant sections of the order into separate PDF files for easier consumption.
I’ve gone through the order pretty carefully and I’ve only found a few minor changes:
1) The Final order includes Standard Conditions for Water Level Orders.
2) Per Senator Chris Johnson’s suggestion, the word “Insure” has been changed to “Ensure” 🙂
3) They refined the requirements for water level measurements. In the draft order this was daily “during times of rapid water level rise and on a monthly basis at all other times.” This changed to “Beginning June 1 through September 30 of any given calendar year, the level of the lake and the gate opening status shall be logged every other week and on a daily basis during times of rapid water level rise. At all other times, the level of the lake and the gate opening status shall logged on a monthly basis.”
That’s it as far as I can see.