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Water Temperatures - September 2018

Throughout this summer, we had an unusually long stretch of warm and beautiful water temperatures. Starting the first week of July, water temperatures climbed into the high 70's and low 80's and stayed there through the beginning of September.  This week (9/25), we are finally seeing a drop in upper temperatures, but the thermocline layer (the line seperating the upper warm layer from the lower cool layer) continues to drop as the extended period of warm upper temperatures heats a larger amount of water.

Over the next month, we'll see the upper level continue to cool until it approaches the same temperature as the lower layer, at which point the lake will "flip".

 

Lake Level and Temperatures - beginning of September 2018

The lake level and temperatures were amazingly consistent for the summer season.  With consistent rain after early July, the lake level has stayed high in August, and the lake temperatures have remained in the high 70's since early July!

Lake Level - mid-August

All the recent rains have helped keep the lake level stable for most of the summer.

  

 

Water temperature and Lake Level - July 4th

What a difference a week makes! Surface almost 10 degrees warmer, thermocline is much deeper and less defined.

  

 

   

Daily Water Temps - June 2018

Water temperatures for most of June were flat, usually +/- a few degrees from 70.  Each time the water seemed to be warming up, the unusually cool, dry, nights would cool it down.  The air temperatures and humidity of the next week should change things quickly!

 

As of June 26th - Lake level and Water Temperature data

 

 

First readings May-2018

The water level was managed well over the winter. With lots of snow melt while there was still ice, more water was released to keep things level and stable.  The boards were put back to begin raising the lake level in late April, shortly after "Ice-out". One more board level (6-7") we will be at full pool.