Freedom — May 30, 2012 — From a weather and water level standpoint, we had one of the best Memorial Day weekends in years. Warm weather, moderate boat activity, and no rain until Monday night. Then we had rain and more rain. The good news is that the rain was all warm water.
I worked in the water of North Broad Bay on Saturday afternoon and installed my dock with following observations:
• Lots of pine tree pollen floating on the water and sticking to most things I touched.
• Water temperature must be ok. I was concentrating on locating the dock between events of high water waves from passing boats. I was up to my neck but do not remember being cold.
• Most of the day Saturday up to about midnight there was lots of boat activity. Sunday things were almost quiet.
• So far there have been only a few black flies or other insects.
The lake level was at or just above the summer level of 407.25 last Friday. Today (Wednesday) the level is up to 408′ and so far no action has been taken to open the dam. We are in for several days of high water.
The DES website is back online at the same address. Sometime this morning data was added for readings since May 12th.