Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Meadow Grounds Lake Re-visited

 
It has been a while since I have shared photos of the drained lake.  This photo was taken from near the end of the shallow pool left as a catch basin facing the dam breast wall. 

 
On the western side across from the former boat dock a shallow pool still exists.  It appears that it is only a few inches deep. 
 
 
I didn't see any wildlife utilizing the pool but it did make a nice reflection shot.
 

 
Most of the lake bed is now covered in a thick mat of smartweed and sedge
 
 
A view of a small pool
 


 
In some places the exposed sediment has not broken down and is nearly as hard as shale


 
 


It appears that someone cut tires into sections and dropped them into the lake to improve fish habitat.  It has been a few decades since wide whitewall tires were popular which would lead me to believe that these tires have been here for quite some time.  They were in 20+ feet of water which protected them from damaging UV rays.

With SB680 stalled in the Pa House transportation committee; hope of the lake being repaired and refilled anytime soon is doubtful.


4 comments:

Montanagirl said...

Nice photos, but so sad to have lost that lake!

Elaine said...

I agree with Mona. The photos are lovely, but sad that the lake is gone.

bailey-road.com said...

It is sad that the lake is gone, but now there is a different habitat. YOur reflection shot is beautiful.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Hope they will refill it.
We have a pond which is drained this summer (had Pictures in posts this week)
I wondered why. A new owner of the land did this.
Yesterday I got to know that during 2 years nobody took care of the pond. You have to Clean it every month so the water got sick. It was a lot of fish in the pond. Some really big. So the birds had an easy meal ...
Have a nice weekend!
Majsan//