May 2014 Water Level Chart archived

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I’ve archived the May 2014 water level chart. We started the month about -29″ below the top of the dam and ended the month at a little over 42″ below the top of the dam, this despite the dam’s gate being wide open for the entire month. All told we received 3.92″ of rain in May, which is about average. This rainfall offset the falling lake level to the tune of about 15″.

There is a pair of loons on the lake this year, and May is the month when they would normally start nesting. It appears however that the lake level has been too variable this spring for them to even consider building a nest, at least I haven’t seen them nesting. Better luck next year.