MENDOCINO Co., 4/10/19 — Lake Mendocino is many things to many people — a place to take the boat out, or gather with family and friends, a campsite and also a temporary home for people displaced by by wildfires. The Lake is owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is in the process of revising the “master plan” for the future of lake, and they want to hear from you about what you’d like to see happen there.
The Army Corps has released a draft master plan, which includes plan for recreational use, future development, and more. There is currently a 30 day public comment period to solicit input about the draft plan open from April 9 until May 8. The agency will be holding a public meeting in Ukiah on April 16 where you can talk to staff and tell them what you think, but you can also submit comment by email. The agency held a similar meeting during an earlier stage of putting together the plan in February, 2018, and public comment from that meeting and this one will be addressed in the plan’s revisions.
Here’s where you can read the draft plan in full, and you can submit comment by emailing [email protected] The meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 16, from 5 – 8 p.m. at Ukiah High School on Low Gap Road.
Here’s the full press release with more details:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:April 10, 2019 press release from the Army Corps of Engineers.
April 10, 2019
CORPS TO HOST LAKE MENDOCINO MASTER PLAN PUBLIC MEETING
SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, April 16, in order to receive public input that will shape revisions to the Lake Mendocino Master Plan. The public meeting is part of a 30-day public review period (April 9, 2019 to May 8, 2019), during which members of the public can submit written comments to the Corps on the Draft Master Plan and Environmental Assessment.
Master Plans are developed with every Corps project for which we have administrative responsibility for management, and these plans guide the use of resources for recreation and other purposes. The plans are written to include future possible developments on public lands, and they are intended to ensure the sustainability of the lakes and surrounding public lands now and into the future.
A public meeting, including presentations and open house, will be held in Ukiah regarding the master plan revision. The meeting date, time, and location are as follows.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
5-8 p.m. (Presentations at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.)
Ukiah High School (Cafeteria)
1000 Low Gap Rd.
The public is encouraged to provide input during the public review period which ends on May 8, 2019. A PDF copy of the revised 2019 draft Lake Mendocino Master Plan can be found at: https://www.spn.usace.army.mil
Email your comments about the plan to: [email protected]
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers owns and operates Lake Mendocino in Ukiah, Calif., and is one of the nation’s leading federal providers of outdoor and water-based recreation.
Links to plan don’t work.
First won’t open at all, second just gives the cover photo.
We’ve tried to update them and hopefully they are working now. The only link we have is the one provided by the Corps, you can also cut and paste from here: https://www.spn.usace.army.mil/Portals/68/docs/Environmental/Draft_LMendocino_Master_Plan_Revised2019.pdf
It’s a big file so it might take a while to load.
I was born and raised here and spent a lot of time at lake Mendocino as a child and a adult. I’ve seen the lake over full with water and with no water at all we use to ride our doom buggy‘s Around the whole lake. We use to camp have bbqs with friends and family boat and swim. Unfortunately since the fires the lake was closed to camping we’re going on 3 years at first u said “lake camping would be closed for 1 year” I drive out there and see how the camp grounds are going to crap it looks awful the bathrooms are filthy I can’t believe how run down it is and this is what I pay for ????? Really when are the locals who pay taxes allowed to go camping relaxing fishing and swimming at the lake?
It looks like never ???? U even started charging to park on the south and now ur not ????? What’s up with that ???? Wishy-washy If u ask me .
We don’t like it we have very little to do here and the lake is a BIG part of our lives and growth.
Thanks for listening
one thing at the hwy 20 side .we use to go down by the river and park and fish ,now they have sign’s no parking what is going on ? we have heard the big rig’s horse people and big motor home’s complined ? well at night why not get in before it’s to dark as we like to night fish ? also the gate is closed now and no water is on the road ? so what if one or two people have to drive to open and close the gate what else are they doing for pay ? nothing as usual they go out some long road read a book or pretend they are working ? as the price of gas is out of reach for those who live pay check to pay check open the gate and let us fish if those who can’t drive past us stay home ?
Unfortunately, Lake Mendocino is being trashed by certain members of the community. The vandalism is out of control and the Corps of Engineers has had to close areas, not by choice. They’ve had locks cut, portable restrooms tipped over, gates rammed, toilets plugged, bathrooms and other infrastructure vandalized. Why are certain members of the public trashing their recreation area? Why? Ask yourselves this question. You can’t blame the Corps of Engineers. Start respecting YOUR lake! Start taking pride in YOUR lake. Turn in the people that trash YOUR lake. You want improvements at the lake, do YOUR part!
Enough is enough. It’s time for these people to get it together and move on. We all have our hard times but we the public are again being taken advantage of. The lake facility is been trashed and the folks there are doing nothing about it. It’s time for these people to get on with there lives and give us our lake back