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4/21/2011 2:49:27 PM
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Oaklake dam??

Anyone know any information on how the oaklake dam is doing word is going around that it might break????


4/22/2011 1:57:44 AM
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did this happen?

I hadn't heard anything on this.


4/22/2011 7:25:21 AM
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Oak Lake Dam

This was released around the same time as the initial post in this thread was made and there was no mention of anything to do with the Oak Lake Dam. If anything significant had happened you can bet they would've let us know:  
If there's anybody reading that's in that area it would be interesting to hear your take on water levels, the dam, etc

Doreen Winona Logeot

4/22/2011 7:28:26 AM
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This is part of a message sent out from our RM Counsellor to his contacts ... he was being bombarded with calls from neighbours.  
"EMO, Sifton, MIT. Highways and Conservation was (at the dam) today (the 21st). It is safe and sound and hasn't moved. If it did (break)it would have minimal effect at Souris as it would spill the banks and flood pasture (and) hay land."  
Just thought I would let you know what I heard at 7:45 p.m. Thursday.  
I was talking to one of the year around residents at the resort yesterday. He told me that some of the cabins have had to be sandbagged.  
We have land that Plum Creek goes through and on Tuesday it is no higher than a regular spring melt. This is north of Deleau.  
Edited by Doreen Winona Logeot, 2011-04-22 07:43:39

Doreen Winona Logeot

4/22/2011 7:48:36 AM
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We will certainly be keeping watch as we have hay and pasture land that the creek goes through. I will be one of the posters if there is any news to report.

don brown

4/22/2011 7:57:29 AM
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It would be nice if someone could post some pictures of the lake itself at the beach area.  
When I was in high school I once mentioned to my geography teacher about the Plum Creek valley, and was told that there was no valley along the creek, which I disagree with. Right at the town of Souris the valley is very narrow but as you move west it widens out to about a mile wide where we are, and as you move further west it just keeps getting wider, it might not really be a valley but is a very large flatland and when it does flood it can hold a terrific amount of water.  
I am going to get a few pictures down at the Menteith Bridge this morning, to post at noon, but yesterday the water had only risen about 3 inches through the day. I did get some from the day before but didn't get them posted.


4/22/2011 6:20:21 PM
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Jun 2007
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Oak Lake beach April 22

Water has covered the sand on the beach.  
With the elevated water level and all the ice on the lake, there could be trouble with a strong west wind.  
The ice could cause a lot of damage.  
Pictures of beach posted to this discussion.

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