Thursday, January 15, 2015
Emigrant Lake is a reservoir located just outside of Ashland. It was created by the building of a dam in 1924 to provide for irrigation purposes and flood control. It also provides recreation opportunities for fishermen, swimmers, and jet-skiers. The Ashland Rowing Club uses the lake for their practices and stores its boats in a clubhouse on the shore. When the lake is at full capacity the water level is significantly higher than shown in this photo. The orange-colored dirt areas are under water in the Spring after a good year of rain and melting snowpack. Currently, due to drought conditions, the lake is at approximately 10% capacity.
Posted by George McKay at 10:00 PM