After a week of no water loss, the draw down of the Meadow Grounds Lake picked up its pace this week. Visiting the lake Thursday evening we found that the lake had receded south beyond the northern access point. This first photo was taken from mid-lake on the old roadbed facing the access point.
The remains of a bridge abutment can now be clearly seen at the point where Roaring Run once again intersects the old roadbed.
Facing south towards the breast wall one can see that the surface area of the lake is greatly diminished.
Even during its destruction the lake is still a beautiful tranquil spot. It breaks my heart knowing that soon the last of the water will have flowed through the dam.
Following up on a tip I went in search of the reported fish disposal pit constructed near the lake. Following the gamelands road that begins near the dam I soon found the site. Apparently the PFBC expects to kill a large amount of fish as they finish draining the lake.