Friday, March 5, 2010
The Springbank Dam does nothing important, unless of course you're a canoeist. The dam was only used in the late spring, summer and early fall to raise the Thames River water level for recreation. If fish could talk, they'd have voiced their disapproval. It made heading up river difficult.
At the moment, that is all in the past. The dam had new gates installed and the northern most gate failed. Now, the dam sits surrounded with water and controversy. It is still to be decided just who will pay for the repairs. It has been a number of summers since the canoe club was able to launch their canoes and kayaks on the river. The fish? If they had thumbs, they'd give the present situation a thumbs up.