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The lake was drying up as a result of an increased demand on inflowing creeks from settlements, compounded by the drought of the 1930’s. By 1936, its water level fell to such an extent that closure of the sanctuary was considered. One of DUC’s first wetland restoration projects in Canada involved building a dam at the outlet of the lake, which raised the level and restored waterfowl habitat.