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.