Evaporation won’t cure problem, excess water must be let out of lake

Grade the sand, dump sand into the lake, more sand at the playground, till the sand east of the pier — seems to me that all these ideas ...

Dear Editor,

Grade the sand, dump sand into the lake, more sand at the playground, till the sand east of the pier — seems to me that all these ideas cost $$$$.

As a long time Sylvan Laker (50 years) it seems to me that there are several short term solutions to the problem of high water levels but only one reasonable solution. The water level in the lake must be decreased.

I cannot remember a time since I have been at Sylvan where the water has been this high.

If something is not done soon, the erosion problem will continue and before long the discussion will be, what can be done to prevent Lakeshore Drive from washing into the lake.

I’m sorry, I do not buy the argument that this is normal and that evaporation will cure the problem — it seems that the only real solution is that the outlet for the lake be cleaned, opened, whatever — somehow the excess water must be let out of the lake.

If some water is not released from the lake, all the “new” ideas being presented for creating a beach, costing $$$$$ will soon be under water.

C. Burrows,

Edmonton