Saturday, May 28, 2022

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Science & NatureEnvironmentClyde River drought

Clyde River drought

I know that Almonte residents are somewhat put out by the untidy look of their Mississippi River caused by the Enerdu project works, but perhaps they should thank their lucky stars that they still have a river to complain about.

Upstream on the Clyde at Lanark, the latest sport seems to be metal detecting on the dried up river bed! The water has dropped so low given the recent drought that it is a foot and a half below the lowest mark on the dam below the village. Unfortunately, the fire department’s intake pipes are now sticking a foot and a half above the water, making the hydrants they serve in case of fire quite useless.

With reports of wells drying up from Belleville to Southern Nova Scotia, I would suggest that someone should organise a Lanark County rain dance pretty soon!

BW Roxburgh
Lanark

Before the drought

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After the drought

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