Videos to watch

Clark Lake 2017 – Four seasons in 15 minutes
Thanksgiving – Being thankful for Clark Lake (2 minutes)
Veterans at Clark Lake – Veterans tell you their own story (16 minutes)
Andy Scott’s Video – First published on Christmas Eve 2015, it includes two years of Clark Lake in action


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Greening of the Dam

Crews are working on bringing green to the area around the overflow.  This is part of the Dam Strong project. View from the DamCam A major part of the project is complete--the rebuilding the south shoulder.  Prior to the reconstruction, weakness threatened the...

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Home Invasion at Vineyard Lake

The Columbia Township Police Department has issued this advisory: "The Columbia Township Police Department is currently investigating a home invasion that occurred on Santa Monica at Vineyard Lake. "The elderly resident called a friend to report the incident, who in...

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Bow Hunting Carp

Carp swimming in the dam basin are easy prey, if you're good with a bow and arrow.  In this video, see how it's done.  Video: Rick Belcher Carp are an invasive species and one of their targets is Clark Lake.  They swim...

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Dam Strong Update #5

Big progress was made today toward finishing the Dam Strong project.  The area was surveyed for the laying of a concrete apron around the dam basin that will slow down dirt and other debris from filling the basin.  The area for four cement platforms to support Spirit...

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Dam Strong Update #4

Work is proceeding on the next phase of the Dam Strong project.  Concrete will be laid around the dam to cut down on dirt and other debris that might find its way to the basin. Four concrete pads are being created that Spirit Trail benches will rest upon.  A crew from...

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Mid May Sunset

This May 15th evening, Clark Lake delivered another feast for the eyes.  On its way west, the sun left changing impressions.  Starting with earlier and going to later, here are some of them. Photos:  Rick Belcher After a day of fearlessly watching carp trying jump the...

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