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Re: Holy Water Levels, Again.

Itís another bad year indeed. Ottawa area is indeed awash. And most of the Great Lakes are forecast to peak at record, or near-record, levels. It could be worse than 2017.

The whole watershed is saturated, and as Arcb says, one of the main issues seems to be the degradation of natural holding basins like wetlands. The other seems to be the changing moisture patterns due to climate change.

We left Lake Ontario in 2017. Our little marina was awash. Most launches were delayed that year. We sailed out the St. Lawrence in July of that year. We encounter high water and much higher river currents all the way past Montreal. Kinda nice for our speeds/distances, but made anchoring in some areas rather tricky.

You folks have my sympathy.

Why go fast, when you can go slow.
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