From: Larry Smith <LSmith@portludlowassociates.com>
Date: August 21, 2015 at 10:09:00 AM PDT
Subject: Pope Aerial Spraying near Teal Lake
Pope Resources/Olympic Resource Management (Pope) recently announced their intention to perform aerial herbicide spraying on the recently logged unit on Teal Lake Road known as “Bidder Sweet”.
• Well #14 is approximately 300’ west of the site. As part of our Wellhead Protection Plan (WPP), we have a recorded 100’ radius Sanitary Control Area (SCA) around the wellhead. We note that the proposed spraying is outside of the SCA.
• The wellhead is within the mapped 5-year and 10-year zones of groundwater travel in the WPP. Our hydrogeologist at the firm of Robinson Noble advised that that the water-bearing zone is adequately protected by the existence of a thick clay layer, or “confining layer”.
• Our water system engineer at HDR Consulting Engineers reviewed our findings and didn’t have any additional comment except to note that the Wellhead Protection plan was working as designed; it initiated discussion of activities and potential impacts