News from the preserves, parks and backyards of Princeton, NJ. The website aims to acquaint Princetonians with our shared natural heritage and the benefits of restoring native diversity and beauty to the many preserved lands in and around Princeton.
Restoration of the historic upper dam at Princeton's Mountain Lakes Preserve is nearing completion, with refilling of the upper lake promised, or at least predicted, to come in March or April.
The broad spillway of the dam, capped with concrete, needs to be perfectly horizontal in order to prevent overflow from concentrating in one place. The apparent tilt of the wall has more to do with the camera lens than the actual dam.