Conservation Blog

Dam Debris

Between the Lake and the Duck Decoy is a dam, used to retain the water in the Lake and prevent flooding of the area around the Duck Decoy.

It holds water above its natural level, so it falls under the Reservoir Act of 1975, requiring regular inspection and maintenance.

Part of the maintenance plan requires the dam bank to be kept free of debris, allowing inspection and ensuring the dam’s integrity.

Today, a team of volunteers cleared fallen branches and rubbish for the bank.   While at it, the group also removed some blockages in the steams that take overflow water away from the lake.