Here is how 'exceptional drought' looks at Lake Conway:
|Normally the water reaches the top of the riprap along the lake shore.|
Low water also exposes some bad behavior; how hard is it to carry an empty soda can back in the boat?
And many, many hidden stumps and snags are now visible. Boaters venture out of the marked channel at their own risk.
If the lake is low, it means that the five creeks feeding this man-made lake are also quite low. Last night we had violent thunderstorms in some areas. The rain is desperately needed, but we have a long way to go to restore ground water and raise the levels of waterways and lakes.