Beaver Lake Management District
Board members and meetings
Role of the advisory board
Agency staff support
Reports and Newsletters
How to submit photos
Projects and milestones
Water quality data
To track environmental conditions at Beaver Lake and to promote actions and behaviors
among area residents that will minimize negative impacts to the lake and its surrounding
- To conduct comprehensive water quality monitoring
- To regularly update the Beaver Lake Management Plan and implement the plan’s recommendations
- To provide Beaver Lake Management District residents with regular water quality
- To regularly distribute educational information to residents of the BLMD
"Conduct comprehensive water quality monitoring upon which to base the development
and implementation of a lake management plan that protects the health of Beaver
Lake and provides Beaver Lake Watershed residents with information regarding the
lakes’ condition and how to ensure its continued good health."
Provide Beaver Lake Watershed Residents with current Beaver Lake Environmental Conditions
through Water Quality Monitoring, Data Analysis Reporting and Distribution of Educational
Lake management districts (LMDs) are special purpose districts which are formed
to fund a variety of lake protection or restoration activities. Beaver Lake Management
Districts No. 1 and 2 were formed by a public votes in 1995 and again in 2001 to
support the implementation of key recommendations from the Beaver Lake Management
The Executive-appointed advisory board approves expenditures and oversees the performance
of the LMD's work program. The District's advisory board is comprised of two lake-front
property owners and one watershed property owner.
Staff from King County’s Lake Stewardship program and the city have been monitoring
Big Beaver Lake and Little Beaver Lakes at regular intervals from May through October
for the Management Plan update. Future monitoring of lake water quality will continue
next summer through contracts with the City of Sammamish and King County.
The streams flowing into each lake will be monitored twice-monthly this fall and
winter, and also during major storms.
For questions related to escrow and LMD fee assessment, contact
email@example.com or call 206-296-3913.
For all other questions about the BLMD, contact any of the
board members or Sally Abella firstname.lastname@example.org
with the King County Lake Stewardship Program at 206-296-8382.
Apply for a position on the BLMD board
There are currently two vacancies on this board. If you are interested in applying for a position on the Beaver Lake Management District Board and you live within the Beaver Lake Management District, please complete this application and return it to Melonie Anderson at email@example.com. There is no deadline to apply.
Role of the advisory board
The advisory board of the BLMD determines which projects and programs consistent with the wording of the resolution will be most beneficial to the lake, based on current conditions and the overarching goals of the LMD. Once the work program is determined, the City of Sammamish, acting upon the advice of the LMD Board, contracts with public agencies or private contractors to complete the work. The city also manages the LMD budget.
D. Bruce Morgan
Agency Staff Support
Sammamish: Evan Maxim
King County: Sally Abella, Lake Stewardship Program Manager
All meetings of the BLMD board are open to the public. They occur approximately
every 2 months and will be advertised to the public through an announcement on this
In 1993 King County published the Beaver Lake Management Plan.
There was an update to the plan in 2000, and another update will be completed in
There have also been several reports to the BLMD Board reporting data resulting
from monitoring of the lake and streams. The most recent reports is available here.
For copies of past reports Contact Sally Abella with the King County Lake Stewardship
Every four to six months, members of the BLMD advisory board work with King County
and City of Sammamish staff to publish a newsletter which is mailed to all members
of the district. These newsletters are primarily updates on the current status of
LMD work, but also include useful information about how residents can take simple
steps to help protect Beaver Lake.
Beaver Lake Monitor issues:
Beaver Lake Beach: Photo by Maren Van Nostrand - September, 2006
Beaver Lake Deer: Photo by Maren Van Nostrand - September, 2006
Beaver Lake Dog: Photo by King County Lake Stewardship Program
Beaver Lake Ice: Photo by King County Lake Stewardship Program
Beaver Lake Reflection: Photo by King County Lake Stewardship Program
Beaver Lake Rock: Photo by Maren Van Nostrand - September, 2006
Beaver Lake Trees: Photo by Maren Van Nostrand - September, 2006
Beaver Lake West: Photo by King County Lake Stewardship Program
During regular monitoring trips, King County staff members take pictures of the
lake and surrounding natural areas. Browse these photos to take a quick tour of
the natural wonders that abound in the Beaver Lake watershed.
How to submit photos
If you have a photo related to Beaver Lake that you would like to submit, send a
copy via email to the Web Master,
(425) 295-0594 or mail a disk with electronic files to (City of Samm mail address)
In mid-April, 2006, the third Beaver Lake Management District was voted into existence
by a vote of 82% YES to 18% NO, with a 44% voter response.
The next Beaver Lake Management District will run from 2007-2016.
Details of the 2007-2016 BLMD:
The Beaver Lake Management District will raise $465,980 from 2007 through 2016 to
fund a series of lake management actions. This revenue will be raised through annual
assessments of waterfront and non-waterfront property owners inside the proposed
Waterfront property owners (Zone 1, 121 parcels) will pay $230 per year, while non-waterfront
properties (Zone 2, currently 600 parcels) will be assessed $23 per year. The number
of zone 2 parcels is expected to increase as development continues inside the LMD
boundaries and the increase is included in the calculations. Parcels will begin
to be charged the LMD fee as they receive individual addresses during the life of
the LMD; however, owners of multiple parcels will be charged only one fee.
Through these assessments, the district will raise approximately $41,630 the first
year, rising incrementally to an estimated $51,566 in Year 10, the final year of
the District. If the number of parcels rises higher than estimated, the fee amount
will be adjusted downwards to yield the required total sum.
This revenue will fund the following activities:
- biweekly stream monitoring; regular stormwater quality sampling to assess development
impacts; specific sampling as directed by the Board for unusual events or new concerns;
- comprehensive lake monitoring in 2011 and 2016 to evaluate whole-lake water quality,
with appropriate updates to the Lake Management Plan;
- semi-annual newsletters and community outreach activities as directed by the Board;
- administrative support, including facilitation of Board meetings and management
of work program.
The following table contains a breakdown of the LMD budget by general task with
annual estimated revenue.
King County has been working with the BLMD for more than 10 years to collect water
quality data. The data collected help to determine current state of the lakes and
identify long-term trends.
Charts and data will be added to this page in the near future, and then data will
be updated periodically as new data become available. The King County Department
of Natural Resources and Parks (and its predecessor agencies) have collected all
water quality data, to date. Data requests can be sent to mailto:Sally.firstname.lastname@example.org
or by calling 206-296-8382.
These charts will show water quality data compiled by King County. Not all data
will be charted. Tabular data will include the entire dataset.
The tabular data will show available data for all parameters.
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