Lake Odessa for All sign now

Lake Odessa has the potential to be more attractive for recreation and to more effectively help the local economy. This can be done at no cost by managing the water level to keep the minimum depth of the water at Schafer's access at 4.5 feet, which is an elevation of 534.65 ft. above mean sea level. This would require increasing the depth of the lake 1.75 feet above its August 21, 2005 depth of 2.75 feet.

The Wildlife Refuge on the North end of Lake Odessa would still have large areas of landmass. This area would still be a boon to migratory birds.

Make Recreation a higher priority at federal lakes. This is the first of five recommendations in 1999 of the National Recreation Lakes Study Commission created by Congress and appointed by the president in their report Reservoirs of Opportunity (http://www.doi.gov/nrls/findings/final.html). The report goes on to say that the biggest hurdle of accomplishing this goal was organizational attitudes and cultures.

We the undersigned request that Lake Odessa be managed as a multi-purpose recreation area to benefit all interests - duck hunting, fishing, boating, birders, canoeists, and cabin owners - by keeping the minimum depth of the Lake at a safe boating level year around.

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  • 02 December 2015200. Rob B
    I support this petition
  • 07 November 2015199. Sue D
    I support this petition
  • 03 November 2015198. Larry Dw
    I support this petition
  • 18 October 2015197. James B
    Raising of the water level should have happened years ago. Zip Code 52653-1044
  • 29 August 2015196. Brad S
    I support this petition
  • 19 August 2015195. Carol S
    I support this petition
  • 22 July 2015194. Jeff B
    Love fishing here-please make it accessible all year Zip Code 52402
  • 04 July 2015193. Kimberly M
    I support this petition
  • 01 July 2015192. Caleb S
    cabin owner at sand run Zip Code 52776
  • 01 July 2015191. Donald Lf
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  • 30 June 2015190. Traci O
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  • 19 June 2015189. Derek K
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  • 18 June 2015188. Steve S
    The water level should be maintained to support fishing and boating in the summer months Zip Code 52742
  • 12 June 2015187. Carlos W
    I like to boat and fish on the lake Zip Code 68516
  • 09 June 2015186. Holly F
    В Zip Code 52640
  • 11 May 2015185. Gary C
    As cabin owners we are concerned about the property values going down and the number of cabins for sale are increasing. Zip Code 61240
  • 07 May 2015184. John Richieo
    Former Louisa County Resident and stll an ocasional user of the lake. Zip Code 98363
  • 11 April 2015183. Brad N
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  • 25 March 2015182. Tom C
    With friends and relatives in the SE Iowa area, I have used and enjoyed the recreational opportunities and Lake Odessa on many occasions. However, the quality of those opportunities has declined dramatically in recent years because of low safe water level
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U.S. and Iowa Senate and House, Gov. Vilsack, Sec. of Int.

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