Friday, June 14, 2013

Lake Update & Announcement of Public Presentations

Lake Level Continues to Rise

Persistent rains continue to add more water in to the lake this month. The water level currently at the peak level that it reached in 2012. Just a few feet from the "T-dock" down near the water's edge.
Photo taken June 12, 2013
Lake level on June 12, 2013
While the Mountain Lake Board was meeting on the mountain, a special tour was arranged to give these important members a first hand look at the lake's current status and recent mitigation work. Now that the majority of the holes through the bottom are believe to have been filled, close monitoring is needed to survey the piping hole and depression areas.

Below is a snapshot extracted from the presentation that Dr. Watts has created and shared with Mountain Lake staff summarizing the geology and recent research on the lake.

Hypothetical cross section through landslide showing piping holes and conduits beneath the Newport House. Piping holes now believed plugged with natural fill material from around the basin.


Join us on the mountain for the full presentation, shared by Mountain Lake Conservancy staff, free and open to the public on the following days in the coming month:

June 28 - July 13

Every Friday at 4:00 pm 

Every Saturday at 1:00 pm

Meet in the main lobby of the lodge to be directed to the meeting space for the presentation. Expect the presentation to last approximately one hour. A guided walk in to the lake bed will follow each presentation. 

Please contact the Mountain Lake Conservancy with any questions at or 540-626-7121 x422

"Jump Rock", near the boulder field on the North end of the lake.
The transducer buoy - measures instant readings of lake level elevation.
Radford University & Virginia Tech geologist Dr. Watts explaining the lake history and mitigation process on a special pontoon tour with Mountain Lake board members and fellow science techs.
A spring flowing through colluvial rocks on the northeast slope of the lake bed.

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