Water Quality in the Long Point Region A Summary of the 2002-2005 Conditions and Trends

The many faces of Silver Lake!

Today we were going through some resource information we have collected and are posting a Summary of Water Quality in the Long Point Region showing conditions and trends. There has been discussion regarding leaving the lake to return to a stream for anglers. The report released by  Grand River Conservation Authority points out that our streams are showing a warming trend over time that will continue to have adverse impact  cold water fish. The dream of a cold water stream is moving quickly into a day dream as nature runs its course.

The warming trend in summer water temperature values across several watersheds (e.g. Big Otter Creek, Big Creek and Lynn River) is of obvious concern to maintaining the current cool and cold water fisheries. If you are interested in reading more about this, we are posting the entire document. If you are not a techie on this subject, you may find the executive summary interesting. It includes a brief summary of the major water quality issues within each of the six watersheds.

Whatever our interest may be, a new posting is always an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Silver Lake, through the wonder of digital photography and enhanced by memories of the past and our wish for the future.

LPRCA Water Quality July07.

Note: When you click on the link above, it will take you to a comment window where you need to click on the link again to access the full report@


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