Wildlife and Nature

Canada Geese Have Invaded Lake Waseosa

Submitted by Cottagelife on Sat, 07/18/2020 - 15:49

It is a beautiful site to see loons, ducks and geese floating through the water and we pause to watch every time we see this. What we need to understand is what these waterfowl are doing to our lake.

Canada Geese specifically are poisoning our lake and perhaps us as well.  Last year, there were two families, approximately 25 geese that took up residence on Lake Waseosa.

Fish Netting Results in Waseosa

In August, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) conducted fish-netting tests in Waseosa. Their report is not expected to be available until mid-winter, however the MNRF has given us a brief summary of their results.

An updated and more precise depth map was created for the lake, and temperature and oxygen profiles were collected to compare to historic data and provide context for the netting results.