Bucks County Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Aquetong Watershed Association Flyover video short version showing just the lake
Bucks County Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Aquetong Watershed Association Flyover long video
Many events have caused history’s light to shine on Solebury Township, and 2015 offered up a small moment as water breaking clay reunited the Aquetong Creek steam upper to lower. After 145 years a man-made lake became history. On July 21, 2015, the work of 20 years of meeting, deliberation, argument, advocating, newspaper articles, emailing, election voting, and a summer of digging ended with a few feet of soil being pushed aside by the water steaming down from the Great Spring seeking it natural course. We are fortunate to have had this moment captured on video by Jacob Borden, assistant district manager of the Bucks County Conservation District.
On August 16, 2015, several weeks after the dam was breached, Bill Squitieri of A-Stat Inspection Services, Doylestown, shot some video of the stream from his drone. A brilliant summer day shows off the upper stream and the spring, which is crystal clear in this video. The lower stream, at the end of the now defunct lake, is shown cutting into the mud, a process we suspect will continue for many months. Vegetation on the old lake bed is growing rapidly, although testing the bed at this point proves it is not stable and remains very soft.