Wednesday, January 23, 2008
River of Ice
Not really a river but rather a stream running across a previously drained lake bed.
As my photographic excursions have been highly limited lately I have been reviewing my archives from last winter. The Meadow Grounds Lake was lowered by the Pa Fish & Boat Commission during November of 2006 for assessment and repairs to the breastwall. This action exposed land that had been under water since the early 1960’s providing a unique photographic opportunity.
During this past summer the assessment was completed and the required materials were delivered. The repair work was to be completed by the end of the year but as yet no work has begun.
The current lake level precludes the launching of anything but the smallest of boats. According to a newspaper article quoting officials the complete repair will only cost around $15,000. I wonder if the boating public will once again be denied the use of this lake during 2008 by an agency who is only too happy to sell one the required boat registration and fishing license.