New 760 acre Lake in Puslinch Township?!

May 14, 2009 at 5:07 pm 1 comment

Yes it is true!!! Puslinch Township residents will soon have their say on a proposal that would transform several gravel pits into a lake twice the size of Puslinch Lake.

A few years ago, Mayor Brad Whitcombe floated the idea of combining a series of gravel pits in the 1,200-acre parcel southwest of Highway 401 and Highway 6 into one large body of water for residents’ recreational use. The resulting lake would be as much as 760 acres in size and would require the closure and removal of Concession 2.

One of the key players in the proposal is the University of Guelph, which owns nearly half of the affected lands. “We’re here today to sort of wave the flag for the mayor’s vision,” said university spokesperson Chuck Cunningham. “This is something we can get excited about.”

Hydrogeologist Stan Denhoed said the Grand River Conservation Authority and Ministry of Natural Resources have both been contacted and expressed some potential concerns with the proposal, including that creating one large lake would alter surface water levels throughout the area, could have an impact on nearby wetlands and could interrupt the natural flow of groundwater. Denhoed said from an environmental perspective it might be preferable to create two or three lakes instead of one large one.

Very exciting news, as opposed to Kitchener’s decision to sell park land!

Source: TheRecord.com

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  • 1. Jimmy Hannah » Blog Archive » Fen Drayton  |  May 21, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    […] New 760 acre Lake in Puslinch Township?! […]

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