Dear faithful followers all,
Thank you for your interest in this site. It helps to keep the motivation up 🙂
I hope you are all healthy and that you have folk you love, to share the joy of the season with. For myself, it has been a disrupted season. We have lots of family, and Covid has been doing its best to assert itself in quite an unhelpful way. However, we have much to be grateful for, and this certainly is the time to acknowledge and celebrate our families and our good fortune.
2021 has been an a relative quiet year concerning the lake, at least science-wise. Certainly covid has curtailed many of the usual activities we all enjoy.
The water levels are as high as I have ever seen them for December, and today they are at 1026′ 10″ as measured at the South Bay stick gauge. The summer levels stayed fairly high as well, compared to previous years.
In 2020/21 we posted an Ice-In date of January 10, 2021 based on Cathy Burgess’s observations. I think this year, once she has made a determination, we will ask around the lake (via the facebook page) just to see that everyone else sees ice as well. Of course, right around the culverts, there likely won’t be any, because of the outlet flow, so we’ll have to ignore that.
Early in 2022, we expect to get a report from David Zilkey, a graduate student working for Prof Katrina Moser of Western, on the effect of invasive species (eg Milfoil) upon nutrient delivery to Gilmour Bay. (This report has been delayed due to the constraints being placed upon the researchers by covid)
Well, I hope that 2022 is a kinder year for humanity, and that you in particular experience much joy, health, and peace.