The Making of Red Lake
How to Change a Beautiful Lake Into a Silt Filled Lake
This website provides you information about how a beautiful lake in a golf neighborhood, built by a man with a vision - John Berry - fell into danger due to what we describe as a Village not working together to protect the lake and the area's environment.
Who Can Think This is OK?
Who Would Take This Beautiful Lake and Then Dump Silt Filled Water Into the Lake
Actually a Village is responsible for turning this lake into a sediment-filled lake which will likely die due to the damage done to it. The Village is made up of State and Local Government, a Developer, Contractors, and more...
Below you will find a series of what we saw, documented, and discovered during this experience. This is updated as it happens, so be sure to check back in to see what is new.
What's Going On?
July 20, 2020
We had been seeing some silt coming into the lake, but one day we woke up to this view. We saw silt pouring into the lake and turning it red. Of course our first question was, "what is causing the lake to change to red?" So we took our first excursion up the trail of silt. Click below for the pictures of what saw that day.
We Have Problems
We quickly discover there were multiple failures creating "Red Lake". The top three failures were 1) the engineering plans were very weak for the volume and velocity of water and silt on this site, 2) the inspections by county and contractor were limited (if any), and 3) the maintenance of the site was limited or non-existent.