The Otago Daily Times report on proposed options for filling in the reservoir at Ross Creek is a worrying situation that may have profound effects on this beautiful area of the city. Its importance as a significant conservation, recreation and heritage site cannot be undervalued and careful consideration must be given to its future. It appears that the cracks in the dam have left it in need of urgent repairs that must be undertaken in the next five years. While the importance of the safety of the structure is clearly paramount to downstream residents, the management of this issue is one that must take into account the retention of a scenic and recreational treasure. The Society will be taking an active interest in this issue as more information is made available from the City Council.