Big Rideau Lake is a composite of social, political, regulatory and ecological systems, which all connect to give us this slice of heaven we call "our lake".
On an initiative from its Environment Committee, the BRLA has introduced a series of articles describing "How the Lake Works".
We, as one of the current stewards of this system, will make decisions that will affect the sustainability of this habitat for future generations. These decisions must be based on facts and science. Each of these forthcoming articles are designed to establish that base. They have been provided to us by well-informed independent specialists in their respective fields and are designed show us "How the Lake Works".
Ten articles were released in 2017, and several more are planned for 2018. The 2017 articles include the following:
- Nature Carves the Big Rideau (released April 5th)
- Life Under the Surface (released April 19th)
- Surface Water Quality (released May 3rd)
- The "Ups and Downs" of the Lake: Understanding Water Levels (released May 17th)
- Bass Biology 101 (released May 31st)
- Human Impacts on Bass (June 14th)
- Human History Pre-1700s (June 28th)
- Off Mufflers (July 12th)
- Techno-Science - Tracking Fish with Electronic Tags (July 26th)
- Aquatic Invasive Species (August 16th)
Each article in this series was released individually, biweekly, through email and posted here on this webpage. We welcome your comments, challenges, additional comments on the information provided and, hopefully, recommendations for other topics to be presented. (To contribute your comments to an article, click on the title of the article to bring up the Comments box.)