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Major streams of the Sandy Lake sub-watershed
*These maps include Google Earth maps on which I have sketched in watershed and park boundaries (by combining the maps in Photoshop layers and tracing boundaries), i.e. these boundaries are approximate.
Map A: Sandy Lake (Jack Lake) Regional Park Request
Map extracted from Sandy Lake Conservation Association and Sackville Rivers Association submission to the Halifax Green Network Plan implementation public process (2017 documents on on SLCA website)
This map has been slightly revised and improved (Jan13, 2019).
See Updated Map .
DNR Landscape Maps
These screen captures from the NS Landscape Maps Viewer show forest development class, species etc. for Sandy Lake and Environs
Sandy Lake and Environs on Crown Land Grant Map,Index Sheet No. 66, Halifax County
Courtesy of Beth McGee. The full index maps are available online
Development & logging
Global Forest Watch Maps of Sandy Lake & Environs, Bedford NS
Scree captures from Global Forest Watch Maps showing changes in forest cover in Sandly lake and Environs, 2001-2016.
Development & Logging in a portion of Sandy Lake Watershed 2004-2016
Screen captures from Google Earth Maps
List of Figures
Figure 1. Watershed Boundary and Project Study Area, page 2
Figure 2. Local Communities and Service Areas, page 3
Figure 3. Wetlands and Forest Cover, page 7 7
Figure 4. Bedrock Geology, page 10
Figure 5. Surficial Geology, page 11
Figure 6. Groundwater Recharge in the Sandy Lake Watershed, page 12
Figure 7. Constraints page 19
Figure 8. Sandy Lake Total Phosphorus – Current Conditions
Figure 12. Scenario 1 – Existing Land Use Conditions, page 35
Figure 13. Scenario 2 – Future Land Use Conditions, page 36
Figure 14. Scenario 3 – Future Land Use Conditions with Removal of Septic Systems near Sandy Lake and Removal of Uplands WWTF, page 37
Figure 15. Scenario 4 – Future Land Use Conditions Scenario 3 with Advanced Stormwater Management, page 38