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Big Winter Promises Great Year For Lake Recreation

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Big Winter Promises Great Year For Lake Recreation
April 24, 2011 02:34PM
Re: Big Winter Promises Great Year For Lake Recreation
April 24, 2011 04:30PM
My friends told me Mirror lake is mostly dried up. Will the big winter help?
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April 24, 2011 04:52PM
It's not so much dried up as filled up with sediment.

The normal natural process is for a shallow valley lake like Mirror lake to fill up with sediment and turn into a meadow.

The sediment used to be dredged out every summer to prevent the lake from filling in, and to be used in construction projects. This isn't being done now that the natural process is more appreciated. What used to be the 'Lake' is slowly filling and turning into a meadow. There's some places where the water stays year round, and during the spring floods the whole area goes under water, but by end of summer it's not much of a lake. sad smiley
Re: Big Winter Promises Great Year For Lake Recreation
April 30, 2011 12:50PM
It sorta makes me a little sad everytime I see Mirror lake without much water. I guess I just need to accept the natural change.
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April 30, 2011 01:05PM
Just visit it during the spring (April, May, and early June) and it's still pretty much a lake.

Just think of it as a seasonal lake now.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/30/2011 11:55PM by plawrence.
Re: Big Winter Promises Great Year For Lake Recreation
April 30, 2011 05:35PM
I like that idea, a seasonal lake.
Re: Big Winter Promises Great Year For Lake Recreation
May 06, 2011 01:54AM
I have always wondered why the lake is dry... it all makes sense now.
Re: Big Winter Promises Great Year For Lake Recreation
May 06, 2011 02:20PM
I have always been disappointed when I see the dry Mirror Lake late summer, and always thought it was global warming or something. This makes more sense.
Re: Big Winter Promises Great Year For Lake Recreation
May 09, 2011 08:43AM
Thanks for the education! I think I understand now.
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