Lake is a unique and valuable community resource.
Whether you fish, bird
watch, boat, or simply enjoy observing the peaceful
serenity that water provides, this lake holds special
meaning and countless memories.
This history must be
For over 10 years, a small
group of dedicated citizens, the “Canonsburg Lake
Restoration & Improvement Committee” have committed to
preserving this valuable resource by stimulating
interest from a variety of groups with a shared vision
for a restored and improved Lake.
Master Site plan
A Master Site Plan has been
created with funding from the PA Dept. of Conservation
and National Resources.
This plan includes the
addition of walking paths, parking, lighting, kiosks,
landscaping, foot bridges, and a future park.
Before these recreational
improvements can be initiated, and before resources
could be placed on improving and restoring the Lake
itself, it was important to stabilize Canonsburg Dam
which was listed by the DEP as a high-hazard dam and
in need of repairs to meet current safety standards.
Dam Stabilization-In 2012,
$2million dollar project to stabilize the dam was
overseen by the PA Fish and Boat Commission with a
state H2o grant.
Work was completed by
Michael Baker, Jr. Inc., an engineering firm selected
for the design and oversight of this Lake restoration
work. They continue to work on the design and
implementation of Phases One and Two.
Phase One Ground Breaking
Canonsburg Lake Restoration-Phase
one will include a project to help prevent additional
silt and tree debris from entering the Lake.
It is likely that this
phase will begin sometime
This is an important,
critical step in making the Lake more navigable.
As part of this phase, a
weir will be installed in the upstream portion of the
Lake to create an area so that sediment and debris can
be routinely removed from the Lake.
An access road will be
constructed to facilitate sediment removal.
ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the initiation of
Phase One is planned for 2014.
Dates for this event will
be posted on our website (www.savecanonsburglake.org)
and on various signs throughout the community.
Phase Two-Canonsburg Lake Improvement
two will involve dredging sediment and removing tree
debris, thus increasing the depth of the Lake to be
more habitable for fish and more navigable for
fishermen and boaters.
As this phase is
completed, visitors to the Lake will see noticeable
addition to the increased water depth, walking trails
along the Lake will be enhanced to observe the
peaceful serenity and wildlife along the Lake. This
phase will be costly. Donations will dictate the
extent of the dredging. Work is scheduled to
begin in 2014.