Okay this is really starting to get on my nerves, so far this year it has been a real challenge to actually get out on the water. This morning, I was ready to deal with the ice, and the cold, but there was no water to be found.
The wind has been out of the North pretty much all week, with a couple of days of consistent 20 MPH, and with those winds, the sounds and rivers lose a lot of water.
The pictures pretty much tell the story here. I may go and take a look on Sunday, but I doubt it will be much better...
On the good side, I am getting a little extra time to work on some new features for the website, that I hope will be done soon.
West Neck Creek at Dozier Bridge, I am standing about 4 feet from the dock on frozen mud.
Looking down from the end of the dock at Dozier Bridge, the mud is frozen nice and solid.
Close up of the gage at Dozier Bridge, if the gage were clean you could see that the level would be in the negative...
A view under Dozier Bridge, big patch of ice and very little water
The Egret is standing pretty much in the middle of the creek, normal levels would be about up to the neck
An overview of Lotus Pond, pretty low and pretty icy
I think the gage pretty much tells the story here.
Looking towards the launch area at Lotus Pond Park
Looking down Ashville Bridge Creek, rule of thumb for me is if I can see a significant amount of the short post, it is too shallow