If You Don’t Like the Weather. . .
Just wait a minute; it will change. In our <link learn news item nature-note-lake-level-low>last Enews we noted how low the lake had been for a prolonged time. What a difference a month makes. June rainfall set records in some parts of the Champlain Basin and the lake level is still above average for this time of year. As of July 3 the lake was at 98.58 feet at Burlington's King Street Ferry Dock and 98.68 feet at the U.S. Geological Survey gage in Port Henry. That is almost as high as it was at that time of year following the record spring floods of 2011. Heavy rains have left soggy fields and generated extensive erosion running into the lake. Rivers are consistently chocolate brown. Our waterways have gotten another slug of nutrients which could trigger bloom outbreaks. Please be on the watch and report any algae blooms.