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What the Drough has done pictures
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Willy-N    Posted 02-18-2005 at 09:44:35       [Reply]  [No Email]

This is my Lake a few years back allmost full and 1,500 ft long and about 500+ ft wide. 10 ft deep at the deepest point and it formed 3 pond sections on the property. The dogs sure liked playing in it! Next picture is it today. Mark H.

DCM    Posted 02-18-2005 at 10:59:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Man, you have about the same amount of snow we have here in Alberta, Mark. Our small lakes are smaller but not dried up. I hope the water comes back. Nice photos.Dan

toolman    Posted 02-18-2005 at 11:16:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
hey dan hows the frozen north this moring, i see we are actually colder than you folks now, jeeze thanks, warming up now though and i see the pups are ready to try and get me in shape again today so i best get at it.

toolman    Posted 02-18-2005 at 10:47:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
mark you sure do have a beautiful place there, i know it gets you down when you see the lake now , i have one down the back of my place like that but the weather does change it may come back again, sure nice country there too.hang tight.

Willy-N    Posted 02-18-2005 at 10:56:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Been watching it go down for 6 years but it only take one good year of rain and snow to bring it back. This waiting is getting old, things have to change soon around here. Not ready to move yet besides if I ever sell it would be with the lake full and during a nice spring green spell. Right now it looks like Death Valley here! Mark H.

toolman    Posted 02-18-2005 at 11:06:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
sometimes i think things go in cycles , seems like the cycles are getting longer but when they change i think well get back to something near normal, i should have 5 ft. of snow on the ground here right now instead i have less than 6 inches.

loyd    Posted 02-18-2005 at 10:18:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
willy-n .thats some good looking land.

Willy-N    Posted 02-18-2005 at 10:28:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks it looks a lot better in the spring right now everything is dead waiting for winter cold to end in a few months. Won,t be much of a green year but some day. Not good farm land but it dose keep the city folks out due to the remoteness of it. Lots of rocks growing every where! Mark H.

Gus    Posted 02-18-2005 at 09:59:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Looks like the perfect oppurtunity to get in there with a bulldozer and make it deep enough to hold water when you finally get rain.

Willy-N    Posted 02-18-2005 at 10:07:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
There is a Rock Base under the dirt. If you dig down it is mud/clay just below the surface then you start hitting rocks. I hope to finish the islands this year and that will lower the bottom. Tring to make a good nesting area out in the middle for the ducks to get away from the coyoties who raid the ground nests. I can only dig in the middle because the sides are Reed Root Beds. When the water comes back the Reeds get over 10 ft tall counting the part under water and Reed Nesting Ducks and Birds come in big numbers to use them. Mark H.

Willy-N Lake Now!    Posted 02-18-2005 at 09:48:37       [Reply]  [No Email]

Here is the same lake after 6 years+ of drought. It had 3 ft of water in it last year at this time now it is only wet around the Islands I built which go under water when it is all the way full. No place for the Ducks this year to nest and the wet spot will be gone as soon as the weather warms up and the ice melts. Going to grade the bottom for the girls riding area. Mark H.

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