Citizens for a Livable Cranbrook Society provides grassroots leadership and an inclusive process, with a voice for all community members, to ensure that our community grows and develops in a way that incorporates an environmental ethic, offers a range of housing and transportation choices, encourages a vibrant and cultural life and supports sustainable, meaningful employment and business opportunities.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Stop Logs in Place at Elizabeth Lake Weir

Those who follow the ups and downs of water levels in Elizabeth Lake (and Idlewild) will be interested to see that the stop logs have now been placed back in the weir at Elizabeth Lake  After the massive water build up and area flooding in 2014 -15, the logs were removed to allow the lake to drain through the restored culvert under Wattsville.   The water level has remained low after a very dry summer.  It will now be interesting to see how quickly the water level might rise to its more artificially 'normal' level. The area's listed Painted Turtles have been subjected to very difficult conditions at both Idlewild and Elizabeth Lake during the last year or two, due to widely fluctuating and uncontrolled water levels.  Their survival rate will be of particular interest.

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