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Coffeyman76
07-30-2013, 02:16 PM
Man this year has been a tough one for boating. Cooler weather and tons and tons of rain. Lake is as highest as I have seen and I am always reluctant to take out my new (to me) boat. Rough first season for the MC....

We have massive amounts of debris from upstream. Police/DNR recommending no boating and have roped off (not closed) ramps to the lake. Lake is the color of chocolate milk...

:mad::mad:

EarlyriserX9
07-30-2013, 02:20 PM
Agreed!

Jeff_in_NY
07-30-2013, 02:29 PM
Wow, that sucks. Hopefully things will slow down and you can enjoy August.

We've finally calmed down in the Northeast. Couldn't get on our lake in upstate NY until last week and it was still 7" above flood stage. At it's max it was 29" over flood stage.

Here's my kids and neice standing in the road in front of the dock:
http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a517/jtfila/Canadaraga%20Lake%20Flooding%202013/IMG_4298_zpsa670c1d8.jpg (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/jtfila/media/Canadaraga%20Lake%20Flooding%202013/IMG_4298_zpsa670c1d8.jpg.html)

The neighbor's yard:
http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a517/jtfila/Canadaraga%20Lake%20Flooding%202013/IMG_4281_zps89b1f06b.jpg (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/jtfila/media/Canadaraga%20Lake%20Flooding%202013/IMG_4281_zps89b1f06b.jpg.html)

Pulling the dock out last week:
http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a517/jtfila/Canadaraga%20Lake%20Flooding%202013/IMG_0288_zps8b13a866.jpg (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/jtfila/media/Canadaraga%20Lake%20Flooding%202013/IMG_0288_zps8b13a866.jpg.html)

Kweisner
07-30-2013, 02:37 PM
Man this year has been a tough one for boating. Cooler weather and tons and tons of rain. Lake is as highest as I have seen and I am always reluctant to take out my new (to me) boat. Rough first season for the MC....

We have massive amounts of debris from upstream. Police/DNR recommending no boating and have roped off (not closed) ramps to the lake. Lake is the color of chocolate milk...

:mad::mad:

As a Charlotte local, I hear you! But I have to say that we've had pretty good fortune up at Mtn Island Lake despite the high water. Was there Sunday and yesterday--very little debris (compared to earlier in the season). Right now, it's only about 12" to 16" above normal and the water clarity is B-. We did try Wylie a few weekends ago and were pretty astonished by the surface chop, color, and debris. . .not a good environment for our wee little 197. If there's any way for you to get up to Mtn Island, it's worth it. Yesterday played a bit of hooky and the water was glass. Too bad I'm such a crappy skier.

scott023
07-30-2013, 03:37 PM
Dang, that's brutal. The water looks beyond horrible. Hopefully the weather and water conditions shape up for you right quickly.

onejdgreen
07-30-2013, 05:19 PM
Wow that sucks... Send some rain to the Upper Midwest, we could use some...

WVX14
07-31-2013, 12:25 AM
Our river has been a beautiful shade of chocolate. I feel your pain.

Coffeyman76
07-31-2013, 06:53 AM
Yeah I am used to the color since we have the good red clay here and Wylie is such a large drainage area (for the size of the lake). It "browns out" anytime we get a good rain. What kills it this year is just the shear amount of debris and crap in the water.

Luckily it is only Wednesday so with any luck we will be fine for the weekend. The coves and such are pretty decent it is just the main channel - tha river - that is still so bad.

I know many people have had a rough go of it this year with the rain and flooding. I am pretty sure NC and Charlotte are going to set some records this year. I just hope it dries back some before we get a tropical storm which would really do some damage.

KxCorky
07-31-2013, 12:00 PM
Wow that is horrible. We have the opposite problem here. Our favorite lake is at 20% full right now and they are still dropping it. Lowest boat ramp maybe has two weeks left and its too muddy to launch on the beach. I would be more than happy to take some of that water off your hands.:)

Harry Reynolds
07-31-2013, 12:21 PM
Lake Norman had the exact opposite problem the first year of our X-2, 2007. We had no water! The lake was down 10'. Some people had 100' from their docks to the edge of the water. Then, people said "Haven't seen it that low for 30 years". This year - "Haven't seen it that high in 30 years"

d2jp
07-31-2013, 04:39 PM
I think central VA has seen more clouds and rain than sun this year. I almost lost interest in going out on the boat, b/c every time we plan to go.....it rains.

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/article_68293732-f021-11e2-97f7-001a4bcf6878.html?mode=story