Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Newmarket Ontario
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Re: Scary Low water on the Great Lakes
Low water is going to be a big problem on Georgian Bay. We're lucky at Bay Moorings Marina in that it had deep water to begin with, still the Marina is in the process of lowering all the docks. Expensive and time consuming. Not sure what the sailboats at the south end of Penatang bay are going to do. After looking at the stats on water levels, I find that they don't seem to match what I saw at the end of last year. Yes I noticed the water level drop a bit during the season ( for the last three seasons for that matter ). But after the labour day weekend the level dropped about two feet inside a month, most of it in the first week and a half. That's not from evaporation and lack of rain. St. Claire dredging seems the likeliest culprit, but even then I'd expect a more gradual drawdown.