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The water level in Grant's Lake in Millstream has dropped about eight feet this past summer and residents are involved if a dam is not fixed, It's going to dry up, He explained.

"Inside of the lake across from my place, There is an island numerous experts walk across to the island, He explained. "This particular from Grant's Lake leaves here it goes into a big brook. Ought to dam is fixed, It would have sufficient water,

Local residents say a a long time ago, A portion of a dam built in the 1890s was removed by the Department of hauling to help with flooding issues.

The dam was first created to enlarge the lake that supplied waterpower to be effective a gristmill, furniture manufacturing plant and saw mill. Beavers took over the lake in the 1960s and kept the water level up for a large period of time, Nevertheless 1999, Their enthusiasm began to cause more flooding problems.

Since the, Carrying has repaired and raised the road, But the dam has destabilized.

Copeland said a regular flow of water is flowing out of the lake, But whether it is dammed up, The water would stay put and evermore! a place that people enjoyed all year round.

"The summertime, Citizens swim, Canoe and kayak here and winter months, They snow sled and skate on it, He explained.

Copeland said a meeting was recently held between residents and officials from the provincial departments of environment, Moving and natural resources.

Pictou East MLA Clarrie MacKinnon said his office has been involved in bringing the government departments together to try and find a fix for your problem.

"Hopefully we get an answer to this, He was quoted saying. "If there's further breaches, The lake will go down drastically and that could be devastating to the fish habit and all the residents,

Copeland said the cost of the repairs continue to be determined and it's possible that government funding and community contributions may be needed to cover the bill for the work.


 


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