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    Scenery Comparison..pics

    Both pictures were taken at approximately the same spot. This is the lake behind my house.

    This is what it looked like in late March. Frozen solid. The last time I ran a the dog team across the ice was around April 10.

    This is what it looked like yesterday from the seat of my kayak! The governement classifies it as a dead lake as it doesn't support fish. Clearly they've never looked any closer. It's brimming with life. I saw dozens of water fowl yesterday, mostly in what appeared to be mated pairs, and there are four active beaver lodges on the lake now.
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    Wow!!

    I guess the governments decision is fisherman's loss, your gain. (boat free view )

    Could people still fish on it despite it's title?
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    I was wondering the same thing as Kimmy.

    There must be fish in it for the birds & beavers to survive you would think. If not I wonder if fish were re-introduced to it if they could survive??? Oh well, I think I'd rather have it be listed as a "dead lake" if it means you get it all to yourself!
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    Gorgeous, both winter & summer views! It must be so peaceful, sledding and kayaking along- lucky you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramanth
    Wow!!

    Could people still fish on it despite it's title?
    They could try, but they won't have any luck. Occasionally, I see young boys casting on the shore. It's too shallow for fish. Apparently the gov't tried to stock it a few years ago and the fish didn't survive the winter. At it's deepest it's probably only 8 feet and it freezes pretty much solid in the winter.

    It's full of weeds and small bugs and such that support the birds. The beavers are destroying the poplar forest near the lake--which thrills me since I really like beavers and I'm violently allergic to the fuzz poplar trees drop!
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    I knew I'd like this thread when I read the title. That is fantastic, what a great place to live! I say this often, it's no wonder you're such a great woman!
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    beautiful!
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    Both pics are very breathtaking .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glacier

    This is the lake behind my house.


    The governement classifies it as a dead lake as it doesn't support fish.
    Clearly they've never looked any closer.
    It's brimming with life.
    I saw dozens of water fowl yesterday, mostly in what appeared to be mated pairs, and
    there are four active beaver lodges on the lake now.


    So, does this Dead Lake have a NAME??

    All good lakes need a NAME ...
    IF it doesn't have one - YOU and Stuart should create a Name ...
    one befitting the Beauty and Splendor of the Lake.

    Lake Tamara would certainly do!
    Or I have a good local friend with your same name - she goes by Tami -
    Lake Tami would make TWO nice ladies Happy!

    /s/ Cinder, Smokey & Heidi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinder & SmokeSo, does this [i
    Dead Lake[/i] have a NAME??

    All good lakes need a NAME ...
    Lake Tamara would certainly do! [img]

    Or I have a good local friend with your same name - she goes by Tami -
    Lake Tami would make TWO nice ladies Happy!
    Ah, it already has a name. Mary Lake, although I have no idea how it got that name!

    I have a friend who goes by Tami too--same spelling and everything! My Mom would never let me answer anyone who shortened my name. I don't even recognize that any variation of Tammy could be me! You could call me that all day and I won't connect that you are talking to me! My sister's name is Patricia and she's the same way--Pat, Trish, ect don't connect for her as her name at all!
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    Beautiful! Those pictures are great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glacier

    My Mom would never let me answer anyone who shortened my name.
    I don't even recognize that any variation of Tammy could be me!


    I'd known her as Tami for several years when I *conned* her into being
    a Volunteer Fire Department Radio Dispatcher and had to fill out "paperwork".

    I filled in "Tami" and she corrected me: "It's Tamara".
    I told her she didn't "act" like a Tamara - that Tami "fit better"!

    /s/ Cinder, Smokey & Heidi

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    Ah, but do you pronounce it TaMARuh or TAMuhruh? I've known both!

    I not only answer to any variations on my name, but all permutations of my sister's name as well - we had the same 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-grade teachers.


    Lovely photos. So the pH of the lake is okay, just its depth is un-fish-worthy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen
    Ah, but do you pronounce it TaMARuh or TAMuhruh? I've known both!

    I not only answer to any variations on my name, but all permutations of my sister's name as well - we had the same 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-grade teachers.


    Lovely photos. So the pH of the lake is okay, just its depth is un-fish-worthy?

    Neither actually! Pronounced Tam-air-uh..Just to further complicate things, my parents let my ticked of 10 year old brother name me and he decided to not give me a middle name! My full first name is TamaraLyn--one word, no hyphen, capital L in the middle!

    I think the water is fine--a little grungy and cold for swimming, but it does seem to grow weeds and water bugs well! The birds certainly look well fed and the beavers have successful litters every spring! The lake is a closed system--it's not fed by a river or anything. If there was some moving water it might support fish better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glacier

    My full first name is TamaraLyn -- one word, no hyphen, capital L in the middle!
    I forgot about that - makes yours as as "Tami"!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Glacier

    The beavers have successful litters every spring!

    The lake is a closed system -- it's not fed by a river or anything.
    If there was some moving water it might support fish better.
    WHAT do the Beavers do for entertainment??

    I was always taught that Beavers HAD to have "running water" in their lakes -
    to give them a "Project" to work on ... to *stop* the moving water.
    /s/ Cinder, Smokey & Heidi

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