The Lifecycle of a Lake

Many changes will occur overtime; trees fall, silt and debris accumulate, and wetlands form. While these are usual occurrences, without intervention, they threaten all of the things we enjoy. This lake has been neglected. In its present pattern of silting and erosion (three times the normal rate) it will become non functional; fish will be unable to breed and survive, wildlife will be unable to grow, the shallow waters will prohibit boating, the size of the lake will continue to shrink, and the murky waters will be unappealing to the eye. We must do something now to prevent further decline or the lake will cease to exist.

About Canonsburg Lake:

  • Built in 1943 by ALCOA (Aluminum Company of America)
  • Managed by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC)
  • Fifteen varieties of fish are stocked yearly
  • 138 acres including 76 acre lake, dam, shoreline and associated lands
  • Lake dimensions: 525 feet long , 45 feet wide and 18 feet deep
  • Manual or electric boats are permitted
  • It is still possible to boat upstream for approximately 1.5 miles


Canonsburg Lake Restoration &
Improvement Committee

“Save Canonsburg Lake”


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Canonsburg Lake Restoration & Improvement Committee
760 Lakeside Dr
McMurray PA 15317