Water flows into the lagoon from Harrison Lake

Lagoon designed to ebb and flow

Harrison's lagoon walkway fixed, with water flowing in and out underneath

  • Fri May 17th, 2013 6:00am
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The lagoon walk is once again passable, now that last year’s breach on the north side of the wall has been fixed.

And the fix includes a new system that will allow water to pass between the lake and the lagoon, explained Ian Crane, Manager of Development Services. So residents shouldn’t be too shocked to see water flowing under the path, especially right now as waters are rising with the spring freshet.

“It’s designed that way,” Crane said. “What it does is it enables the pressure to equalize by way of allowing water to come through the rocks into the lagoon from the lake. It allows the lagoon to rise and fall as the lake rises and falls, to eliminate any further breach.

Sand was used in the design to help show the flow of the water. Now that the sand has been pushed around, the pattern of water flow can be easily seen and more rock work can be completed, Crane said.

The lagoon breached last June during high water but the Village chose to wait for funding from higher government before taking on the costly repairs.

The Village of Harrison is responsible for 20 per cent of the repair costs, which will include the lagoon breakwater fix and the waste water treatment plant road restoration. With a total cost of $300,000, the Village’s portion of the repairs will be $20,000.