Freedom — March 19, 2011 — Winter 2010-11 provided deep snow all the way into last week. Then on Wednesday we received some warm weather and a inch or so of rain. Much less rain than south of here. The result was a rapid increase in the lake level from below 404′ to almost 408′ in a few days. The State Dam Authority did a manual check of the gauge and found it to be accurate.
The level decreased a few inches earlier this week but is on the rise again because of the warm weather and significant snow melt. There was some rain to the south of us but we had snow. Ice continues to cover the lake and bays.
The following are some illustrations of how fast the lake level can change: