Thursday, March 05, 2020

Lake Draw Down Watch 2020

March 13th. I'm calling the low of the year on March 11th, 2020 at 10AM with a lake level 654.40 feet above sea level. Sounds so official, doesn't it? Nailing the 10 year average almost down to the hour, and less than 4 inches from the average level!

I'm such a nerd.

April 8th update:

Almost called it too early! Levels reached the low on March 11th with a rapid rise from there  followed by another drop that almost reached the lows for the year.



And just to make it a little easier to see. Here's the candlestick graph for March.


Monday, March 02, 2020

February 2020 Lake Levels and Flow Rates

I'm just going to throw this one out there. I made the silly mistake of snowboarding last weekend in Wisconsin and took a gnarly fall. "Oh, the pain" as Dr. Zachary Smith used to say. :P

So, about the only interesting thing to say is that things are pretty normal for levels, but flow is still relatively high. Having just come from "up north" I can tell you there is a lot of water heading our way this spring. Plenty of snow still on the ground there that will eventually make it's way to us in one way or another.


Notice how closely lake levels match the new 10 year average (orange dots) in the hourly chart below!


Lake levels are slowly rising and it looks as if we may have already reached maximum draw down on February 24th. But we've still got a week or more before the average low point, and I've been fooled before so I'll wait to make the call. A clip of the candlestick graph below for the year so far makes this easier to see.