Scott T: The Blog

As the water slowly recedes

Posted Tue, Feb 05, 2008 at 12:22pm by Scott
Tagged: everyday, water

It's now been nearly 5 months since the lake was initially cut-off and during that time, it's been hard to not notice the slow retreat of water from the grass on the foreshore. Before the closure and before the river level dropped too much, the "beach" was probably 2m wide at most.

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While the beach is now much, much wider ...

... there are locations around the back of the lake where the normally submerged clay is starting to be uncovered. This isn't exactly the nicest smell you've ever encountered and it won't be too long before it's uncovered on the town side either which could make for interesting times. Here are some comparison photos. The one on the left is from the end of last November and the one on the right was taken Feb 2nd.

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Yes - all three tree stumps on this page are the same one. On the top photo, you should just be able to make out the ledge just below the water level. Some more of the photos taken last weekend I put up in the gallery.

And yes, we still sail and swim in it regularly.

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