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aswinter05
07-17-2012, 08:57 PM
Skiers always welcome.

bbymgr
07-17-2012, 09:07 PM
Ski?????????????????? Where?????????? Brookville is very rough. Maybe during the week in the mornings.

aswinter05
07-17-2012, 09:11 PM
I'm usually there Thursday through Sunday every week. You can ski anyday in the mornings and at sunset. I love skiing on glass but I don't mind a small chop from time to time. Just makes you a better skier IMO.

aswinter05
07-17-2012, 09:17 PM
Here's a typical day at Brookville. Sometimes you just got to find the shorelines that shelter the wind :)

ntidsl
07-17-2012, 10:21 PM
Haven' been to Brookville since I was ten. I'm sure the weekdays are great as usual with most lake like that.

Welcome to the Forum. I'm a River Rat.

Butthead
07-17-2012, 10:44 PM
Do you have to have a launching permit there?

aswinter05
07-17-2012, 11:05 PM
Yes you do. It's $20 for a season permit

bbymgr
07-18-2012, 07:48 PM
Do you live close by Aswinter?

aswinter05
07-18-2012, 07:51 PM
about an hour from the lake

fstaslp
07-18-2012, 08:03 PM
I am in indy and we were thinking of coming that way this weekend.

bbymgr
07-18-2012, 08:32 PM
about an hour from the lake

I grew up in Liberty. Still have family there.

aswinter05
07-18-2012, 08:48 PM
fstaslp, do you guys slalom, board, tube? If you're there this weekend I'm sure you'll see the 209 cruising around. Won't be around Saturday during the day, but will be on the water Thurs, Fri, & Sun.

bbymgr, nothing beats a hearty breakfast at the Liberty Bell after a night of partying on the houseboat!

JDC
07-18-2012, 10:07 PM
aswinter05,
So how's the water Brookville Lake, with the drought conditions? I've never been there. We were thinking about heading down this weekend too. Probably Saturday... since you won't be there. JK :D

P.S. Nice 209!

aswinter05
07-23-2012, 11:14 AM
I've noticed a slight drop in the water level at our marina. The lake has hardly been affected by the conditions. Being a reservoir, they have a little more control over the water levels and how much water flows out. Also, the lake is very consistant at an average depth of 25-30 feet with very few shallow areas.

We were there this past weekend and it rained quite a bit on Thursday and Friday. Love that lake.

bbymgr
07-23-2012, 03:07 PM
I just read this weekend about toxic algae levels in several Indiana lakes, including Brookville. Two dogs died up here around Fort Wayne after swimming in one of the lakes listed.

http://www.wthr.com/story/19080487/indiana-warns-of-toxic-algae-risk-after-dogs-deaths

aswinter05
07-23-2012, 03:40 PM
Yeah, we've heard all about it. They have some signs up. We tend to not drink the lake water anyways, lol.

Geist Reservoir has had Blue Green Algae several times. It's basically harmless to humans unless you drink a glass of it. Obviously not dogs though. Poor puppies :(

I've had some friends at Geist over the years say they've gotten itchy skin after being in the water all day.

aswinter05
07-23-2012, 04:00 PM
If anyone boats in the state, here is some good information from Indiana's website. It shows recent test results, etc.

http://www.in.gov/idem/algae/index.htm

Looks like the concentration levels in the lake that killed those dogs are REALLY high.

JDC
07-23-2012, 05:29 PM
If anyone boats in the state, here is some good information from Indiana's website. It shows recent test results, etc.

http://www.in.gov/idem/algae/index.htm

Looks like the concentration levels in the lake that killed those dogs are REALLY high.Thank you for posting that link to the site. Greatly appreciate it. I didn't know it existed on the IN.gov site, but I will save it for future use.

We have a trip planned to Dale Hollow so I'm sure we'll get spoiled on just how clean that water is.

Thanks again!