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Old 07-02-2019, 06:50 AM
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Lakes Michigan, Huron and St.Clair at highest levels since 1918. I've never seen anything like this. Lake St. Clair is surrounded by sandbags with water over some parking lots, roads and lawns. Docks at Brown's Bar are slightly underwater. We couldn't see the docks at all when we pulled up. It's crazy!
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Old 07-02-2019, 10:21 AM
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Pretty high in Lake Huron/Saginaw Bay as well. The dock I have that 10 years ago had to cut steps 4' down into it to enter boat is now only 6" above the water. When a moderate Northeast wind blows, the water level comes up enough to wash over the subdivision access road next to one of our canals. Tis crazy. Went on the Saginaw River a week ago and had to come off plane for the railroad bridges. Only had 3' of clearance idling under the beams. Man, I would hate to be a guy blowing under them at night and take one of the nav lights that hang a good 1-1.5' down from bottom beams to the face. Middle Grounds beach on the river is almost gone, can fit maybe 4 boats there and when I beached, beak of my boat was into the trees....
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Old 07-02-2019, 11:34 AM
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Lake Erie is up as well. I used to have about 40 feet or so of sandy beach to the waterline and now we are lucky to have 10 to 15 feet. There are alot of guys that cant make it up the rivers or get there boats out to the lake because they cant get under the bridges
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Old 07-02-2019, 12:14 PM
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Welcome to our world, unfortunately. The St Lawrence Seaway and Lake Ontario also met an all time record for high water this season. Since Plan 2014 took effect in 2017 we have had 2 out of 3 years of record flooding due to the mismanagement of the International Joint Commission (IJC https://ijc.org/en). An unelected and unaccountable body of American and Canadian bureaucrats who control the outflow of all the great lakes waters through the Robert Moses Dam in Massena, NY. The IJC has ceded common sense to tree hugger groups like Save the River (http://www.savetheriver.org/) who welcome the high waters in order to replenish "marsh lands." The 1000 Islands and Cape Vincent to Rochester are a disaster area. Billions in lost revenue and property damage. No wake zones again with lots of debris floating downstream (we've pulled out telephone poles, firewood/stumps and docks!). The Moses dam opened in 1958 and until Plan 2014 there was only one epic flood event in the seventies. Time to get politically active and push back against these radicals nudniks who blame everything on Global Warming.
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Old 07-02-2019, 01:28 PM
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Are there any no-wake restrictions on either the St. Clair River or Lake St. Clair due to the high water?
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Agree ING. I am in the 1000 islands. Complete joke. Agree with everything you said. Its terrible
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Old 07-02-2019, 02:21 PM
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Experienced the same situation in the early 70's and 1986/7 and had to build up my side dock 12". To the other extreme I've seen aerial pictures from early 1960's where Anchor Bay was virtually a separate body of water due to low lake levels. There was exposed bottom land from Metro Beach to the South Channel.
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Old 07-02-2019, 02:24 PM
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Is this what drove the dude in the red dingy insane enough to ram bigger boats?
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Old 07-02-2019, 03:43 PM
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I believe it is and its all Obama's fault......
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Old 07-02-2019, 04:08 PM
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The river level is getting closer to the bottom of the boardwalk in St. Clair. Will the boat races be impacted? Just three weeks away.
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