Two or three steps back from where I am standing in the last picture above and it’s six to eight feet deep. And I should add a thank you to physics — okay optics and refraction — for the no visible genitalia win 🙂 The drop-off is very sharp (as I found out), and was why I couldn’t get any decent pictures from the water. Here’s the best I could do.
Notice how much higher the lake has been. It dropped six inches or more a day from what I was observing. Checking the records, the lake was at full flood capacity on May 31 (931ft), and around 5 feet deeper than it is here (926 ft). The normal level of the lake is 915ft, so it’s up 11 feet at this point.
- At full flood, the lakeshore grows by around 100 miles!
- On May 30, 2020 when the lake was nearing full flood level, they opened four of the lake’s sluices, by one foot. That released 22,000 cubic feet or 164,568 US gallons of water per second.
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