Monday, April 22, 2013
The barrels add the necessary weight to keep the planking from lifting and the docks from trying to float away, but the barrels themselves offer little barrier to moving ice, which can knock down full grown boathouses. So the guys were installing planks in such a way that (hopefully) the ice would be split apart and lose some of its power. That and us dropping by at all hours to poke at it if it gets close.
We might be lucky -- it is getting very black out there, which is the precursor to the ice simply vanishing back into water. Fingers crossed that there is little ice damage around the lake! We already know of several boathouses and boat ports that have been knocked askew.
Taffy takes her job as inspector very seriously.
But it is Achmed's expression that pretty much sums up our feelings about the high water...
the good news is that the river has crested and is starting to go down.
Posted by Nancy Tapley at 9:38 PM