We have heard from some members that their lakes have been drawn down this year significantly earlier, and at a quicker rate, than normal. For one member the newly communicated TSW forecasts enabled him to proactively get his dock out before it was too late. For another who had planned his usual timing, unfortunately his flotation dock is now grounded, awaiting a probable sad fate from the winter ice.
The morals of this story:
- the TSW lake level forecasts are very helpful, and need to be monitored.
- unexpected rapid lake level changes cause real problems – cost and safety.
- even under the current mandate of water level management, delaying to later in the fall the full draw down of the Reservoir Lakes would have substantial economic benefits to the region.
Let us know if you have had similar experiences.