Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Drought on the lake

David, Marley, Sam, and I went to the lake this morning. The children did some yardwork for their grandfather while I wrote up more lesson plans. Cocoa came along and swam and ran.

The lake is at or below winter level. For the first time this summer I went out on the point at the end of Mom and Dad's peninsula.

Looking from their yard to the other side of the inlet, the low water level isn't too noticeable:

But when I got out on the point, it went on forever!



The bands of white are beds of mussels, exposed when the water level dropped:

Cocoa didn't care. She'll swim no matter what the water is like, but Sam said the water was as warm as bathwater.


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Blogger Meg said...

Do you remember it being this low before in the summer months?

10:42 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Never this low this early in the year, although I saw some old photos of it back in the 40's when they had a bad drought and it was very low then, too.

11:00 PM  
Blogger Wool Winder said...

We are camping on Arcadia Lake in Edmond, Oklahoma and they are experiencing the exact opposite problem. More rain than normal has filled the lake to overflowing. Some of the campsites are even flooded.

2:26 PM  

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