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Record Flooding!

Lake Champlain reached a record high level this month and the lake level is predicted to go down very slowly. Expect high water for Man Weekend (ie. the fishing will probably suck so bring more beer). Here are some pictures of the Highgate Springs summer camp area taken May 8, 2011. (Photo credit: Eleanor Bliss)

UPDATE from the field:

The dock stairs are in big trouble.  A large long log has washed in and has been beating against the stairs and railing for a couple of days.  The railing is all beaten up and I think the stairs are no longer stable.

Note: This is not necessarily a disaster (for us) because I suspect that by Man Weekend the lake level will still be at or above the cement step level so there’ll be no beach to use anyway. The Burlington Free Press says the lake level has dropped a foot since the peak.

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