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Alberta Eco Trust Grant- Surface Water Flow Study

MLBMS received a grant from Alberta Ecotrust to study the flow of surface water in the Muriel Lake basin.  The project is underway, Solstice Environmental Management has been contracted to complete the study. So far they have built a digital elevation model using Lidar data, and mapped drainage throughout the basin. One of their outputs is “stream longitudinal profiles” – see the example, where stream elevation appears to rise. Next MLBMS volunteers will examine the identified potential blockages that may be inhibiting surface water flow to the lake. The study will be complete in the new year and we’ll post it on the website. Want to know more, get involved or donate to support the study? Just contact us.

Lake Watch Readings

Muriel Lake volunteers (Jeff Hlewka and Richard Bourgeois) accompanied ALMS Technician, Caleb Sinn, with the first set of 10 reading for our lake watch report. More readings will be taken throughout the summer and the final report will be released in the new year.

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Lake Level is up!

Spring is finally here and it seems like it is a good spring for Muriel Lake!  Spring runoff has been strong, and the lake level is up. Last week the level (as measured by the government monitor near Gurneyville) reached 556.0 meters above sea level. The lake hasn’t been at this level since 2008! It isn’t up much, but its not down. Hopefully the trend continues.