Sunday, June 02, 2013

Meadow Grounds Lake: The Shrinking Pool

Meadow Grounds Lake 6-1-13
The drawdown that began March 4th continues to shrink the pool.  What was a vibrant aquatic community is now little more than a puddle surrounded by bare dirt and mud.

A view from mid-lake on the northern access road shows the creek flowing through its old streambed with the remaining lake pool barely visible in the distance. 

The sediment deposited over the 50 years of the lake's existence cracks deeply as it dries out for the first time.  A close look reveals the first shoots of grass as new vegetation begins to stabilize the soft fertile soil. 
A new organization, Friends of the Meadow Grounds Lake, is currently forming and has a website up and running.  The new website states the group's mission as follows:  "The primary goal of the organization known as “Friends of Meadow Grounds Lake” is to work tirelessly, honestly, and proudly toward the repair of the dam at Meadow Grounds Lake and toward the restoration of the lake to its former pristine and non-commercial glory."


Montanagirl said...

It's so sad to lose that lake!

eileeninmd said...

A sad sight for sure. Hopefully the dam repair will not take long. I have seen our reservoir dry like this during a drought but, it came back as good as ever.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Very sad to see this, cant yet understand this action