ILA Newsletter - Dec 30 2020

“Cypress Cove Park” named by Peggy Tackett.

From the ILA Board - Greg, Ann, Sandra, Hanna, and John

December Management Efforts:


December 29, 2020


Lake Vilbig

Greg Hoffmann

Irving Lake Association, Inc., President


Greetings, Lake Vilbig residents! Merry Christmas. Happy Holidays. Happy New Year!


This letter is to discuss our December management efforts. I came out on December 21st to finish our management efforts for the year. It was a nice December day. The high temperature for the day was in the 50s. Let’s discuss some items about the lake. Lake temperatures have remained very similar since November. Water temp was 51 F. That’s a slight decrease in a month. But it is wintertime. So basically water temps have stabilized for the next few months they might get an Alkalinity was 100 which is right around where it usually is. Alkalinity may change a little colder over the winter but that all depends on the weather. If we get some real cold snaps then it is possible for water to get into the 40s, even high 30’s. We will just have to wait and see what happens. pH was 7.2. Visibility was 45 inches. This is normal as well. Especially for this time of year.


Looks like many, but not all, bird species are back. It appears that the cormorants have not inundated the lake as they have in the past. I have seen plenty around North Texas. So I know they are around. Just feel lucky they haven’t come back in full force on the lake. I can’t pinpoint the exact species of gull that resides on lake Vilbig every winter, but it does appear to be a migratory gull. So much like the cormorants and pelicans, they are a winter species of bird that likes to hang out at Vilbig every year. I have not seen any evidence of otters this year. Everything else looks really good. I will be back in January 2021. Let 2020 be gone.


Thanks, Vilbig Residents!


Chad Fikes

Fisheries Biologist


Lake Test Results

by Jerry Skotak


Sampled on Sunday, December 27, 2020, at 2:40 PM

Air temperature: 72 ℉ under clear skies.

Sample depth: 12 inches

Algae cover: none

Watercolor: green/brown

Water clarity: clear

Water surface: clear

Water conditions: calm

Water odor: slightly fishy

Water temperature: 50℉

Conductivity: 620 µS/cm (good)

Dissolved Oxygen: 9.3 mg/L (very good)

pH: 8.1 (normal)

Water transparency: 2 ft 2 inches


Lake observations: Wind from the west-northwest at 6 mph. The lake level is close to normal. I did not see any algae present. It has been 11 days since measurable precipitation. Everything looks normal for this time of year.


2021 ILA Events

January 4 - ILA Board Meeting - 6:00

January 12 - Vilbig Bass Club Meeting - 7:30 pm

January 14 - ILA Annual Board of Directors Meeting 7:00 pm


February 1 - ILA Board Meeting

February? - The Tom Root Memorial Bass Club Banquet


March 1 - ILA Board Meeting

March 11 - Vilbig Bass Club Meeting - 7:30 pm

March 13 - Vilbig Bass Club Tournament - Pick


April 5 - ILA Board Meeting

April 8 - Vilbig Bass Club Meeting - 7:30 pm

April 10 - Vilbig Bass Club Tournament - Pick - (Marty Tackett Memorial)

April 25 - Lake Cleanup - 8:00am - 12:00pm


May 3 - ILA Board Meeting

May 13 - Vilbig Bass Club Meeting - 7:30 pm

May 15 - Vilbig Bass Club Tournament - Pick

May 22 - Vilbig Bass Club Couples Tournament

June 7 - ILA Board Meeting

June 10 - Vilbig Bass Club Meeting - 7:30 pm

June 12 - Vilbig Bass Club Tournament - Pick - (David Kern Memorial)


July 3 - The Blake Casbeer Kids Classic

July 5 - ILA Board Meeting

July 8 - Vilbig Bass Club Meeting - 7:30 pm

July 10 - Vilbig Bass Club Tournament - Pick


August 2 - ILA Board Meeting

August 12 - Vilbig Bass Club Meeting - 7:30 pm

August 14 - Vilbig Bass Club Tournament - Pic - Bill (Bill Grigsby Memorial)


September 6 - ILA Board Meeting

September 9 - Vilbig Bass Club Meeting - 7:30 pm

September 11 - Vilbig Bass Club Tournament - Pick

September 18 - Lake Cleanup - 8:00am - 12:00pm

September 25 - Vilbig Bass Club Couples Tournament


October 4 - ILA Board Meeting

October 14 - Vilbig Bass Club Meeting - 7:30 pm

October 16 - Vilbig Bass Club Tournament - Doubles Draw

October 23 - Vilbig Bass Club Tournament - The Classic


November 1 - ILA Board Meeting

November 11 - Vilbig Bass Club Meeting 7:30 pm

November 13 - Vilbig Bass Club Tournament - Pick


December 6 - ILA Board Meeting

December 9 - Vilbig Bass Club Meeting & Christmas Party

December 11 - Vilbig Bass Club Tournament – Pic - (Marcus Boudreaux Memorial)


Prayers Request



Brad Dale's Family

Christina Santos

George Chirayil

Snow Beck 10 month old of Christiana and Jeff Beck

Birthdays



1/13 Bob Joyner


1/27 Dale Jones


Around Town


Residents Reminded to Prepare for Winter Weather

How to Safely Use Space Heaters






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