Saturday, April 30, 2011

High-Water Marks

Lake Champlain is over 102 feet above sea level, a new record caused by heavy rain and snowmelt being fed into the lake by various rivers. The lake hit flood stage at 100 feet on April 13th.

Where this fisherman is standing used to be dry land. Hiding under the water is a paved boat ramp on the Saranac River. This spot is just downstream from the foot bridge and the railroad trestle.

The lake has risen right up to the walls of the sewage treatment plant. If it keeps rising, one wonders what will happen.

Clare and Carl's second location, the summer eatery down by the lake -- or should I say almost in the lake?

Looking across the Saranac River at Macdonough Monument. Orange plastic fencing marks where the terraced hillside has eroded. Underneath the rushing water is a sidewalk and stone wall.

All images were taken on Friday, April 29th, 2011.

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