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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Moderate drought conditions

They announced on the news that Minnesota is currently in a "moderate drought".  As if we can't tell that.  Although, I would guess that there are many people who don't have access to the water like we do.  This end section of the dock is still "floating" on the water.  There is a big drop off at that point.  
Floating dock close to bottoming out
Looking at the dock from the other side, you can still see that the end is floating.  But I have to wonder for how much longer. At this particular lake , the residents are still allowed to water their lawns from the lake. I don't get that.  If you lived on the lake, wouldn't you want to do whatever was needed to keep the lake at a healthy level? I guess it is a priority of which is more important: the green lawn or the level of the lake.
Wow! The water is low!
On this side of the lake, there is this weird berm of sand and lake plants.  Am I seeing it because the lake is so low? Is it there because the winds were so strong last fall that this line of debris washed a shore? More likely it is a combination of the two.  This is a county park.  I would not be surprised to find out in about a month that a bob-cat was brought in to move the debris down the beach line (close to where I was standing when I took the photo.)
Where did this bank come from?
The early above average temperatures have the lakes thawing fast. To my surprise the girls are running in the water along the shoreline.  I guess there is nothing better to drink than ice cold water after a good run!

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