How the Lake works
April 8, 2017
Readers of the ice reports on this blog have a proprietorial attachment to the body of water which surrounds Scott Island, but the coming summer will be one of celebrations on the canal and free lock passes, so it’s a good idea to look at surrounding lakes and the culture of those who cherish them.
The Big Rideau Lake Association’s website now features an ongoing series of learned essays under the general title How the Lake Works. They sent me copies of the first six papers. Of very high quality, the essays seek to inform without bias, so the tone remains carefully neutral and the bibliographies are good.
I particularly recommend the paper on water levels by Brian Hawkins, and Life Under the Surface by wildlife biologist Buzz Boles which will be posted over the next few weeks.
Or you can go immediately to my neighbour Doug Bond’s lyrical description of the geological features of the area: