Mentioned but mostly missing was the leachate from the Kenroc industrial pollutants spilling out under the waterline into Marathon Beach. I will deal with this in the next section.
and then this report gave a solution on how to stop or, at least, arrest this bacterial loading
by introducing a "constructed wetland"
back in 1993 constructed wetlands where new but now there are recognized and used world wide
a web search of "constructed wetland" (433,000 results (0.75 seconds)) substantiates this.
- Here is just one
that would fit the requirements and should be able to handle much more than bacterial loading such as the Kenroc site!
- meaning that this might be able to handle
It also recommends that they shallow area about 140m out into the lake from the beach be reclaimed by filling in up to the high water mark.
This would stop the infiltration of sand going through the wharf into the Marina
eliminate the "cesspool" of warm and stagnant water that becomes trapped in that embayment every summer during swimming season.
A very large area of level land would become available with multiple uses, winter fur carnival, pow-wows, farmers market, kite flying, the list is endless.
I received an email
On 27 March 2017 at 21:23, John De La Vergne wrote:
Good day Roy,
Attached is a map completed just this evening.
Of interest is that, over the years, Pembroke has reclaimed about 600 feet of Allumette Lake (Ottawa River).
It seems to me that something similar could be accomplished on the North Bay waterfront.
If properly designed the result could be:
1. Create new and valuable lake front property.
2. Deter accumulation of sand in the Marina.
3. Diminish serious erosion of the lakeshore around here where I live.
This map was attached:
I concur with this particularly when the most of the land, that would be reclaimed was original land that was drowned by the Federal Department of Public Works in 1916! Following is a clipping of their map of that date showing with the 1915 shore is shown in red bubbles.
To my knowledge ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WAS DONE!
The Kenroc site seems to be the most polluted of all and perhaps, the hardest to deal with
Here is clipping of a federal DPW map indicating that there are long forgotten troubles with this site because a creek used to run right under the building and when I went there today (2017.04.01) this seems to be true even though this watercourse which is now covered with sand.
Here is an executive Summary by DCS which looks like bad news to me. Here is a clipping of the last page 6-1
Lets wrap up this talk of pollution affecting Marathon Beach with a google earth image showing some of black materials, to inlets and ground seepage into Marathon Beach basin:
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I retained a commented copy of the 1993 Marathon Beach Environmental Assessment - "preferred design" which I submitted to the City and Hammera - King’s Landing Wharf and Waterfront Marina - Class C - PIC 1 within my river_sand_marina
and a copy of that over Google Earth
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and submitted this copy along with the following to the current (King’s Landing Wharf and Waterfront Marina (Schedule C, Class Environmental Assessment) PIC #1
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I have no intention of getting into any detailed design!
Thanks for your kind attention
Created on ... April 14, 2017