Tuesday, March 01, 2016

February 2016 Lake Levels and Discharge

December's flooding impact finally ended mid February as heavy flow discharge brought lake levels to the anticipated drawdown point of 654ft. In fact, as of February 9th, lake levels are actually below the 5yr average (orange dotted line). Amazingly, water clarity has yet to improve significantly (at least in my cove).

With unseasonably warm and dry conditions I would expect the lake to maintain between 654-655ft for at least a few weeks.  If you have any work to do on the shoreline, now is the time!

NOTE: The chart only goes to February 28th to maintain multi-year alignment in my worksheets. The 29th of February offered virtually no change in levels or discharge and the absence of data should have no impact on long-term trending.