Sunday, July 14, 2013

Meadow Grounds Lake: Vegetation Takes Root

A view from the dam breast shows the fresh green vegetation beginning to cover the former lake bed. 

Areas near the northern access point are now supporting considerable new growth.  Apparently the sediment deposited on the lake floor held a good stock of viable seed.

A view looking southward from the northern access point with Roaring Run in the foreground.

Lush grasses stabilize the soil along the stream.  With the passing of each day the threat of significant erosion and sedimentation of Roaring Run downstream of the dam diminishes. 

While many of us morn the loss of this Fulton County treasure some visitors show their disdain for our public spaces.  Not only were these beverage cans strewn about but the recently erected sign at the northern access point has been removed and someone had driven into the lake bed cutting large ruts into the soft soil.
Whether one agrees or disagrees with the PFBC decision to drain the lake makes no difference; it is no excuse to vandalize and litter of our public property. 


Montanagirl said...

There's always those out there with a diminished "Brain Pan" that have to vandalize and destroy things. I'm hoping that lakebed gets refilled someday.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Hi Coy!
I Think its sad that the lake is gone.
We have a pond here and I have soe Pictures it my posts. Suddenly the water is lower and they are digging a lot . Now its almost no water there. I have to ask the owner of the land whats going on. There ar some fish and also a lot of birds there...but now I dont see anything

Elaine said...

I have never been able to understand why certain people feel it's okay to litter and destroy public property. You see evidence of their disrespect everywhere.