Hi Everyone,

As of this morning, ice out was declared! The water is sparkling again but a little rough with some white caps due to the winds. The ice was like a big shelf at the southern half of the lake on Saturday. It was slowly moving out over the weekend, but the winds this morning have pushed it all away.

As the ice was melting and moving it took some items with it! Apparently some boat and raft moorings have been moved from the Dargie cove area and have ended up close to the swamp area by Sucker Brook. If you have cottages in that area, and see your mooring in missing, take a look by the swamp area to find it. These are not any navigational buoys, but private moorings. One homeowner has already discovered this but isn’t able to retrieve the heavy mooring. She is looking for some assistance with it. Let me know if you would like to help her. The ice can also dislodge navigational buoys. If any of you think the navigational buoys have been moved by the ice, please let me know and I will contact Fish and Game. They are responsible for placing them back in their correct spot.

I received our year end water testing report from Sara Steiner at DES. I have attached it and the parameters on “how to read the report” for your information. Let me know if you have any questions regarding the report. We will continue to be a part of the VLAP program this summer and have testing dates scheduled in June, July, August and September.

It is still a little chilly here today, 46 degrees with a breeze, but with the lake is back! We know summer is not far away! Boats and docks will be going in soon!

Have a great day,
Val