Lakeshore Asks Residents To Stay Off The Ice

Monday January 25th, 2021

Posted at 4:44pm

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A Lakeshore water retention pond. Open water can be seen on both ends of this pond.

The Municipality of Lakeshore is sending a reminder to residents to stay off the ice on all water retention ponds.

Water Retention Ponds are designed to store vast amounts of water as part of Lakeshore’s stormwater management system.  Storm water sewers drain into the ponds which hold the water until it is pumped into the lake.

Officials say that this ice is subject to fluctuating water levels in the ponds, several of which have pumps which are set to automatically turn on and off pending conditions in Lakeshore’s drainage system.  Ice on these ponds does not get very thick due to fluctuating water levels which can leave gaps under the ice.

Lakeshore encourages residents to visit one of our many parks and use the trails for outside exercise.  Trails in 11 of our parks are cleared after significant snowfalls.  Parks included in this program are:

  • Centennial
  • Comber Fairgrounds
  • Earthwalk Trail at the Atlas Tube Centre
  • Geralyn Tellier-Perdu Memorial Park
  • Lakeview Park
  • Leffler
  • Millen
  • Optimist Park
  • River Ridge Park
  • St. Clair Shores
  • Stoney Point Park

 

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