As you can see from the photo to the left, the ramp that leads to the barge dock is under water...again. We had a brief period without rain for about a week and the water level dropped to the point that one could cross the ramps to reach the boat docks at the marina without trudging through 8" of water. A new cycle of rain began and as you can see in the photo, you'll get very wet shoes to cross onto the barge dock now.
This high water creates water hazards, unsafe boating conditions due to floating objects in the lake. Items that were close to shore , that their owners probably felt was never at risk, have been invited into the lake now that the water level has crept up to a height that the lake is now able to suck the items into the water. Logs and driftwood have been seen over the past month just floating wherever the waves take them. Two weeks ago, someone recovered a picnic table that was floating in the middle of the lake and yesterday, someone else has brought a panel to our shore that was once the walkway for someone's aluminum ramp but had escaped when the high water took it away, a second panel that they also found (see photo below if you have a boatramp missing a panel). Hitting one of these objects while on the lake tubing or waterskiing would likely cause serious injury. A boat hitting it could cause significant damage.
Is this high water all because of rain? We now question if mother nature is to blame entirely or is the 'log guy' at it again...messing with the logs without considering the consequences to Anstruther? A cottager who had been out for a bike ride near the damn said it looked like a log had just been taken out. Removing a log in July?? Were they not all out by now? Perhaps our high water is by design and not entirely due to rainfall. Well trent severn...what's the deal??? Have we been sacrificed for the trent again??