Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Reservoir Lake Concerns

Reservoir lakes are any lakes connected to a watershed used to provide water in order to support waterways within that watershed.

There are many reservoir lakes in southern Ontario that are used to provide and maintain appropriate water levels for the Trent Severn Waterway.

With the drought we have experienced in Southern Ontario in the summer of 2012 many lakes in water sheds connected to the Trent Severn Waterway have experienced extremely low water levels.  This has been caused by the drought and then exaggerated by the need to use these reservoir lakes to support the Trent Canal.

Many of these reservoir lakes are located in the Haliburton area as well as other areas across southern Ontario..

Chandos Lake in North Kawartha is not a reservoir lake.  It does not drain to the south and is not impacted by supporting the Trent Canal.

For anyone interested in purchasing a waterfront recreational property there should be an investigation into whether the lake is a reservoir lake or not.  If it is then time should be spent checking out the impact on the lake levels as well as water quality before any purchase is made.

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