Environmental damage outweighs threat to fish habitat

Due to the high lake level I had to remove another four trees making a total of eight trees

Dear Editor,

Due to the high lake level I had to remove another four trees making a total of eight trees that have fallen victim the high water level.

The water continues to erode the shoreline at an alarming rate. I can only imagine that the other landowners around the lake are experiencing the same issues.

The environmental damage due to the high water level should outweigh the concern for a few pike that may spawn in the stream which flows into Cygnet Lake and on down to the Red Deer River.

There are several safe areas for the fish to survive if and when the authorities realize that it is necessary to clean the blockage from the lake outlet.

The restricted water flow problem could be solved very easily in the winter months using the appropriate equipment with very little impact to fish, wildlife and the terrain.

It is imperative to have the co-operation of municipal, provincial and federal governments to solve this issue.

Dale Ganske,

Sylvan Lake

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