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Scugog Township Low Water Information

Scugog Township is experiencing Level III low water conditions. That means we are experiencing a very dry year and many wells around Scugog have gone, or are going dry, and our lake is experiencing very low water levels. A Low Water Response Team organized by Kawartha Conservation (KC) is monitoring conditions and has recommended a …

Lake Scugog Enhancement Project Good News

IT’S A GO!! Today Scugog Council tentatively approved the Lake Scugog Enhancement Project. THEREFORE FUNDRAISING CAN BEGIN! There are several steps that still need to be fulfilled before we can go forward with construction in the Fall of 2018 — more testing is needed and all the environmental agencies need to sign off on it. …

A comment re. lake muck solutions

The Lake Stewards have conducted data searches regarding alternative solutions to expensive dredging in order to reduce muck on the shorelines of Lake Scugog. The following is a write-up that we found on https://www.lakemat.com/education/lake-weed-blog/2015/03/current-review-lake-muck-removal-products as we have come across that covers both our on-lake research and our data search. We have made a few comments of …

Report on public meeting for LSEP

The public meeting to present the engineering plans for the new LAKE SCUGOG ENHANCEMENT PROJECT was held on October 25.  For all the information about what was presented click on www.lakescugogenhancement.ca. After you have looked at the plans and read all the benefits, we would appreciate comments on https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LakeScugogEnhancement.  This is a very simple and …

Dam and Locks at Lindsay

For our complete reports see the navigation bar, Research and Monitoring, subheading Dam and Locks at Lindsay. As of October 2, 2016 the reading of water level at the Lindsay Dam was very low. Until ice forms on the lake or we have significant rains the lake will continue to go down because of evaporation.  …

Lake Stewards awarded $200,000 by MSIFN

LAKE STEWARDS’ FANTASTIC NEWS:  On September  15, our project to improve Port Perry Bay got our first major leap forward with a generous $200,000 donation given to the Lake Stewards by the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. We had been invited to help witness the signing of the new partnership between MSIFN and the …

Fishing Lake Scugog 2016

Is Lake Scugog doomed? With all of the hype regarding the walleye closure and the aggressive nature of invasive aquatic plants carpeting the bottom of the lake – one would be led to believe this is the case. There is no doubt that the lake is experiencing challenges anglers may never have considered in the …

Scugog Lake Stewards are really cookin’

The Scugog Lake Stewards have a so many projects on the go in 2016! Many of our projects have been on the burner for several years and are now just coming “to a boil.”  Each program or project has a fantastic leader and we are raring to go. LAKE MONITORING AND RESEARCH:  Dr. Ron Porter …

Lake Scugog Research 2016, AGM Presentation

Andrea Kirkwood Pres.,AGM 2016 This summer, the Lake Stewards’ Research and Monitoring team will be working with two students from U.O.I.T. to map the vegetation and quality and quantity of various bugs in the mud of the lake which are the food for larger species in the food chain. This research is being organized by …

Lake Scugog Enhancement Project, AGM Presentation

Rob Messervey, CAO of Kawartha Conservation, presented to those attending the Scugog Lake Stewards’ 2016 Annual General Meeting, April 14, an overview of the current status of the Lake Scugog Enhancement Project.  It is currently in the planning stage; organized by the Steering Committee for a Healthy Lake Scugog. For more detail about the project, …