Man, that is gonna be tough. Got to drain like 10 ft. to fix the dike! All they need is a little dutch boy
At high water there are some holes over 25 feet deep. It was about 2 feet down when they began dropping it. Not sure whether they are going to drop it to the 10 foot down level or 10 feet from where it started. During the drought the deepest place on the lake was about 12 feet. There were still active and healthy fish. Hopefully we will have enough runoff in the spring to bring the lake back up. It didn't take long two years ago after the first good wet winter.
I think the temporary ban on fishing has more to do with keeping people out of the way than any potential affect on fishing. Once the trucks and personnel are through the fishing should open again. They kept it open all through the drought, and the water levels were lower then. Not gonna touch any more lines about the boy, etc. I could get meself in trouble real easy.
I guess that is why they are banning fishing, it would literally be fishing in a bucket! And about the little Dutch Boy, I think it would be considered child abuse or something like that, or did you wash you hand before you put your finger in there!
Bummer. There goes the winter ice fishing in the marinas. There won't be enough water left inside to fish. We can only guess what it will do to the overall fishery. During the winter it will concentrate both the predators and the prey. The walleyes, wipers, cats, smallies and crappies will have plenty to eat, in the smaller water pool, but the key question is whether or not there will be enough runoff to fill the lake again in the spring. If not, then many of the fish will not be able to spawn successfully and populations will suffer, like they did during the drought. About that little boy who saved the day by sticking his finger in the hole...that can get you in trouble too. These days he would have to file an environmental impact statement and would probably have PETA on him about something.
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