THE ICE IS NOT SAFE
December 6, 2018
Not safe after the rain and warm spell. We had 5" of ice, we'll check after it gets cold.
We now have lots of uneven ice thicknesses and lots of slush in various places.
Work on the skating trails and the Rink at Davis' had to stop when we hit really soft ice and standing water under the snow.
This next big freeze should firm things up so rink and skating activities can be completed.
Remember, the edges freeze last and remain soft in the early part of the winter due to the heat thrown off by the plants decomposing and some springs which are more prominent early in the winter.
You can see the impact of our cattail management activities.
We have to get the accumulating biomass out of the lake which is killing off the native bottom vegetation and reducing water quality. Between the top of the water and the bottom - 85% of that muck is organic matter. Thus, we need help to keep the lake a lake and to seek to new methods to remove the unnatural build up of organic plant matter so the bottom can be restored.
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Muscrat Populations are up. They help control the cattails.
The image of Shavers Lake in the 1905 map below doesn't look at all like it is today. That's how much we have changed the shape and state of the lake. We need to be a great steward to protect this watershed from disappearing completely, which has almost happened twice in the past 30 years.