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LAKE LANDOWNER TIPS

TENMILE LAKES STEWARDSHIP GUIDE

Attention: Lakefront Owners, Real state Agents, and Contractors 

 

We sure are lucky! We own lakefront property along the shorelines of beautiful

North and South Tenmile Lakes. With this ownership comes a responsibility to ourselves and other lake users to do what we can to maintain the quality of the lakes.

This easy-to-understand guide to taking proper care of your lakefront property

and our Lakes. It will give you some general information about Tenmile, discuss important issues with owning lakefront property, describe actions that need authorization or permits, and provide specific information that you need to protect our Lakes so we can continue to enjoy them in the future.

 

 

Activity and/or area

Dos and Don’ts

Reasons

Contact Information

Shoreline below Ordinary High-Water Mark

DO determine where the 12.21ft above mean sea level is on your lakefront. Below the 12.21 is owned by the public and managed by the Dept. of State Lands.

 

DO maintain native vegetation in this area.

 

DO plant native grass seed on exposed soils. 

 

DO manage nonnative aquatic plants in this area using manual control methods. Remove cuttings to upslope area or use as mulch in garden.

 

DO get local and state permits for piling or dock repair or replacement.

 

 

DO register your dock/float house with the Dept. of State Lands 

 

 

DO NOT create bare ground in this area.

 

DO NOT fill this area with any soils.

 

 

DO NOT burn your yard debris in this area.

 

DO NOT use pesticides and herbicides in this area.

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All actions within this area require local and state permits.

 

 

 

 

Disturbance existing shoreline vegetation dramatically increases surface runoff and erosion that contributes phosphorus to lakes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Requires local, state, and federal permits. Direct input of nutrients to lakes. 

Piling repairs and placement of new pilings requires local and state permits.

Direct input of nutrients

 

Requires local, state, and federal permits.

 

Direct input of nutrients to lakes. 

 

Negative impacts to aquatic life and drinking water source.

City of Lakeside Planning Dept.

1-541-759-3011

 

Dept. of State Lands

Fill/Removal. 

Pilings/Fill

 

Dept of State Lands

Land Management

Dock Registration

1-971-375-7489

 

Lakeside Rural Fire Department

 

 

Tenmile Lakes Basin Partnership

General Information

541-260-0914

 

 

 

 

Riparian- Shoreline above the Ordinary High Water

DO leave trees along the shoreline. Consult laws before cutting, harvesting limitations may apply.

 

DO limb lower Tree branches to increase views versus removal of trees, especially on steep slopes.

 

DO maintain native vegetation and manage manually.

 

DO minimize pesticide and herbicide use in this area.

 

DO identify Raptor nesting trees and minimize impacts.

 

DO NOT create unvegetated steep slopes. 

 

 

Trees and root systems stabilize soils and prevent from enter lakes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Negative impacts to aquatic life and drinking water source.

 

 

 

 

Trees and root systems stabilize soils and prevent from enter lakes

City of Lakeside Planning Dept.

1-541-759-3011

 

Coos County Planning Dept.

1-541-396-7770

 

Douglas County Planning Dept.

1-541-440-4289

 

Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

1-541-888-5515

 

Oregon Dept. of Forestry

 

 

Tenmile Lakes Basin Partnership

General Information

1-541-260-0914

 

 

 

 

On-site Septic Systems

DO check with ODEQ to see if have a permitted system.

 

DO know where the components of your system; tank, distribution box, and drainage lines. 

 

DO have grey water treated in septic system.

 

DO inspect your system (every 1 to 5 years).

 

DO pump your system every 5 years.

 

DO use water efficiently.

 

DO plant native grass over drainage field.

 

DO ensure drinking water source is a minimum of 100 ft from septic components.

DO NOT place buildings, driveways, or trees on drain field.

 

DO NOT use the system if found to be not functioning properly.

 

DO NOT put household hazardous wastes in sinks and toilets.

Many outdated or malfunctioning systems need to be corrected.

 

Prevent impacts to system.

 

 

Direct input of nutrients to lakes. 

 

Prevent impacts to system and Lakes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prevent impacts to system.

 

 

Direct input of nutrients to lakes. 

 

 

Prevent impacts to system.

 

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Septic Permits

 

 

Tenmile Lakes Basin Partnership

 

 

 

 

Storm Water Management

DO ensure roof run-off is directed away from exposed soils and steep slopes.

 

DO ensure your driveway is designed to divert run-off from structures and Lakes.

 

DO identify any Road Associations that your lot is involved with.

 

DO maintain your road and driveway drainages and cross culverts.

 

DO NOT oil your gravel road to reduce dust.

 

 

 

City of Lakeside Planning Dept.

1-541-759-3011

 

Coos County Planning Dept.

1-541-396-7770

 

Douglas County Planning Dept.

1-541-440-4289

 

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Nonpoint Source Program

 

Tenmile Lakes Basin Partnership

1-541-260-0914

 

 

 

 

 

Lot Development

DO get building permits from the local jurisdiction:

City of Lakeside, Coos or Douglas Counties.

 

DO become familiar with your property lines.

 

DO prevent erosion from lot development reach lakes.

 

DO hire a licensed contractor to conduct any excavation if needed.

 

DO meet your neighbors.

 

DO NOT sell any timber products without a state permit.

 

 

 

City of Lakeside Planning Dept.

1-541-759-3011

 

Coos County Planning Dept.

1-541-396-7770

 

Douglas County Planning Dept.

1-541-440-4289

 

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Nonpoint Source Program

 

 

Tenmile Lakes Basin Partnership

1-541-260-0914

 

 

 

 

 

Water Domestic Use

DO ensure you have an approved water right from the Water Resources Dept.

 

DO use and conserve water wisely.

 

DO check your water treatment annually.

 

DO test your spring or well water.

 

 

 

Oregon Water Resources Department

1-503-986-0900

 

 

Tenmile Lakes Basin Partnership

1-541-260-0914

 

 

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