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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Last Chance To Attend Truax Dam Meeting

Walkerton | by Robyn Garvey  

Information sessions at the Walkerton Community Centre today at 5:30 & 7 p.m.

This evening is your last chance to learn about the upcoming Truax Dam partial removal project, and the public is encouraged to come out and be part of the conversation.

Come for the information and stay for the free Bruce County beef on the bun.

Two information sessions are taking place at the Walkerton Community Centre today at 5:30 and again at 7 pm to discuss the upcoming Truax Dam partial removal project.

Mayor Chris Peabody says the project will move forward in August once the Saugeen River levels are at their lowest.

This evening’s sessions are being hosted by Brockton, the Lake Huron Fishing Club, GSS Engineering and Bruce Power.

Fortunately for taxpayers, Bruce Power is covering the 565 thousand dollar partial dam removal project.

The partial dam removal project promises to benefit fish migration, improve overall water quality, address liability and safety concerns regarding the deteriorating dam as well as create a healthier ecosystem where aquatic life can thrive.

Engineers will be on hand to answer the public’s questions about the project and how it will impact the very popular and scenic spot along the Saugeen River.

As part of the plan, a portion of the east side of the dam will be removed and a pebble beach area will be created on the west side which will include new access points to the river for canoeists, kayakers and anglers.

The dam removal project was spearheaded by the Lake Huron Fishing Club that wanted to improve the river quality and fish migration and habitat.

Peabody says this evening sessions also serve as a kick off to this long awaited project allowing Brockton to thank Bruce Power, the Lake Huron Fishing Club and all the various stakeholders for their contribution to this project.

Bring your appetite as they will be serving free Bruce County Beef on a Bun at each session.


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