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maramar
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Post Number: 24
Registered: 06-2009
Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 8:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Paddled the north end of Rabbit Lake today, up to the damn on the Matabichuan. I could see sawed off stunps down into about 6 -8 feet water. Anyone care to share what they might know about the history of that damn, how high water levels were raised and when, impact on fishery (ie elevated mercury levels, etc)?
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curly
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Post Number: 304
Registered: 03-2006


Posted on Monday, September 12, 2011 - 12:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Read this from OPG

http://www.opg.com/power/hydro/northeast_plant_gro up/matabitchuan.asp
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maramar
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Post Number: 25
Registered: 06-2009
Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 2:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thanks Curly,

I did see that posting finally but it didn't quite contain the info I was looking for. i see it mentions the damn being "rebuilt" in 1922 but not te original date, or how high water levels were raised.
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grncnu
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Post Number: 134
Registered: 08-2010
Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 8:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

the original date is 1910.
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bush_pilot
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Post Number: 203
Registered: 03-2004


Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 10:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Snake Island, White Bear (Cassels),Oboshkong, and Rabbit are all now one large lake.
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maramar
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Post Number: 26
Registered: 06-2009
Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 10:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Ahh....so they are indeed bushpilot, as I look at the map. Very interesting...so presumably this is on account of the damn raising the water enough to connect these lakes through the narrow channels. Thanks!

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