Awarded for water conservation efforts

(From left) Rita Wolf, Lake Havasu City Mayor Cal Sheehy and Mark Gund joined members of the Lake Havasu Marine Association’s quarterly meeting Wednesday evening, where Sheehy bestowed an award on the organization for its efforts in water conservation.

The Lake Havasu Marine Association was recognized Wednesday evening for its efforts in water conservation. It’s nothing new for the Marine Association’s volunteers, but it’s always nice to be recognized.

Lake Havasu City Mayor Cal Sheehy greeted the organization’s members at the Shugrue’s Restaurant ballroom, where members were congratulated for more than a decade of work in securing Lake Havasu’s water quality and conservation efforts: Against mundane threats like litter and the more complicated issues like aquatic invasive species.

Sheehy also congratulated the Marine Association for their efforts in completing the lake’s first bathymetric survey earlier this year. That survey is still being developed, but has allowed city water officials to map the bottom topography of Lake Havasu for the first time. In that effort, the organization provided boat pilots for every expedition onto Havasu for the survey, which collected more than 1.37 million data points for the lake’s elevation levels, over hundreds of hours collectively.

While those efforts have been maintained by recently-elected Marine Association President Alan Oleson, many have for the past decade been led by the organization’s former president and current Chairman Jim Salscheider.

Salscheider’s absence was felt at the organization’s meeting Wednesday, where it was announced that he is still recovering from a medical complication suffered last month.

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