Two Lake Panorama RIZ Projects Near Completion

The Lake Panorama RIZ dredge operated for a few days in Boulder Cove in late September. The cutter head on the front moves back and forth, collecting sediment from the lake bottom.

By Susan Thompson

In late September, sediment was pumped for the first time into the new Cory sediment storage basin located one-third of a mile north of the LPA maintenance facility on the east side of Lake Panorama.

The dredge was operating in Boulder Cove. With the help of the booster pump, the sediment was pumped from there through 3,000 feet of pipe installed last fall between Helen’s Cove and the Cory basin. The pipe crosses the LPN golf course, goes under Sage Trail, and is buried four-to-five feet deep in an easement across crop ground before entering the basin.

Growth Continues for Lake Panorama Social Network

By Susan Thompson

Membership in a private social network open to residents of Panora and Lake Panorama continues to grow. Nextdoor Lake Panorama was launched in May by Marc and Julie Clausen. By mid-July, there were 150 members. That number is now close to 400.

The Clausens have owned property at Lake Panorama since 1991 and have lived at the lake fulltime since 2011. They also have a winter home in Sun Lakes, Ariz. After using Nextdoor there, they decided to establish a Lake Panorama site.

LPA Security Chief Retires, Replaced by Long-Time Officer

Denny Merritt, on the left, is retiring from his position as LPA Security Chief the end of September. Replacing him will be Jerry Armstrong, who has been a full-time LPA security officer for 10 years.

By Susan Thompson

The Lake Panorama Association Security Department is a 24/7 operation, providing many valuable services to the LPA community both on land and water. Denny Merritt, who has been the LPA security chief for more than 11 years, is retiring September 30. Taking Merritt’s place is Jerry Armstrong, who has the distinction of being Lake Panorama’s first security officer in 1969 for one year. For the past 10 years, he has worked the LPA security night shift full-time.