Access to the southeast end of Duck Lake has been reopened, the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area announced this afternoon.
“After some maintenance today to remove excess vegetation that has grown up, it was determined that the dike had dried sufficiently and is stable enough to allow vehicle access at this time,” said an email sent by the CVWMA to interested parties.
Parts of the wildlife area were closed in late June due to high water levels. The Summit Creek/Leach Lake area and the trails around the Wildlife Interpretation Centre were reopened to foot traffic earlier this month.
The Duck Lake dike took a bit longer to dry out sufficiently, and while the CVWMA expects it to remain open, a close eye will be kept on it.
“Please note that, as usual, there will continue to be ongoing inspections to ensure that the dike remains stable and safe for public access,” the email continued. “This spring was definitely an exception to the norm due to the extremely high water levels we’ve experienced; however, we’re cautiously optimistic that we’ve passed the crisis period.”