I knew we’d had rain down Roundrock way in the weeks since we had last visited, at least according to the weather maps. But I hadn’t realized how much rain had fallen in the watershed until I stood on the cabin porch and saw my lake almost completely full again!
What a delightful sight! Compare what you see there with what you see here. The water directly below the cabin is probably over my head right now, and more rain is expected this weekend.
The water was still about three feet below the lip of the overflow drain, and there was no sign (flotsam) that the water had risen that high, but a couple of good rains could do it. It’s not that I want the water to overflow, but I am glad the little fishies get this recharge. It gives them more space to live in, more depth to stay warm in when the serious cold comes, and it has washed a lot of nutrients into the lake to feed them.
I’m also glad the lake is this full just before spring and its (I hope) inevitable rains. Queequeg took me on a walk below the dam when I was out there on Sunday, and while there was a trickle of water coming from under the dam, it was not the kind of flow I would expect from this much back pressure. Maybe that application of Bentonite Seth and I made last summer has made a difference after all.
The temps topped 60 degrees when we were there, but we didn’t go swimming. Instead, I took a nap. Just what I needed.