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Saddle Lake - Grand Forks, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BK-Hunters
N 49° 01.688 W 118° 30.026
11U E 390318 N 5431667
Quick Description: Saddle Lake was created as an irrigation reservoir and hosts some interesting fauna.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 12/9/2012 1:35:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMFWT4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Rabbitto
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Long Description:
Saddle Lake is a small, man made lake situated along the east side of Reservoir Road on the north western outskirts of Grand Forks, about one mile up the road from Highway 3.

Dammed by the Doukhobors around 1915, the water Saddle Lake held was used to irrigate their crops. It is now many years since irrigation water has been drawn from it, but in the intervening years it has created a locally unique ecosystem. It provides wetland around its perimeter for many species of birds and other animals, and especially, a species of relatively rare salamander. That salamander (as well as other species) is apparently now on the verge of local extinction because of the predation of an introduced species - the goldfish, of all things!
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