The consultant’s report is now in the hands of ABCA and the steering committee. The next step will be posting the draft on the ABCA website. BSRA will be watching for that information to pass on.
An Open Air Fire Ban was extended today to all of Huron County.
The Fire Chiefs of Huron County have jointly declared a fire ban because of the lack of significant rainfall and the forecast of more hot dry conditions ahead.
All open air fires are prohibited in Huron County, including those properties that have an Open Air Fire Permit. This ban applies to agricultural burns, brush pile burns, recreational fires, burn barrels, outdoor fireplaces and chimineas, or any other fires set in the open.
The only exceptions to this ban are cooking fires in approved campgrounds. Cooking fires are permitted on campsites from noon to midnight only. After midnight, all fires must be completely extinguished.
Testing of the shoreline water quality at the mouth of ravines and in the lake north and south of ravines has started. This year, due funding cuts, only 2 of the 4 locations are tested. 2016 Test Results
In the event that you missed the presentation by Lynne Peterson, regarding extreme water levels in Huron County, she has allowed us to post this document. Lynne is the lead on this project which is very timely for BSRA members this year.
The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority has issued a press release important to BSRA members. Lake Huron water levels at highest levels in years: higher water combined with wet ground, natural hazards, pose risks of more gully and bluff erosion, potential slope failure.