Karen Fraser kindy sent me an email this morning, reporting the she spoke with the G.A. director Linda Bremer (G.A. manages Capitol Lake) about refilling the lake. Senator Fraser reported that Bremer said that as of 6 p.m. yesterday (Thursday) that they had closed the dam, so the refilling of the lake could proceed, 'to help the bats.' Thank you very much to both Linda and Karen.
While this will start getting fresh water back into the basin, nobody knows how long it will take for the 200+ acres of exposed mud to recover its 'macroinvertebrate' community (the bat food, midges, arising from the mud) , or the native plant communities, and therefore the food chain that has been damaged by this event. Stay tuned to the Sunday Olympian, I think that John Dodge may have talked to others who know (way) more about this for his Sunday column.