Town Hall received many calls this week inquiring about the low levels of Sand Lake and Mill Pond. Staff work their way through the different government offices and finally found the person with the answers – the Integrated Resource Management Technical Specialist from Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. MNRF were on site Thursday and inspected the pond and today provide us with the below statement. We expect that the levels will come up soon and your concerns will be addressed.

With recruitment of staff and transition of roles, we have been in the process of refining our approaches and communications around dam operations.  As such, the valve at the hatchery wasn’t closed as much as it should have been during recent operations.  We have since taken steps to minimize further impacts, and we will continue to monitor the status of levels on an ongoing basis until more rain is received.