This is a bit of the exposed ledge on the opposite side of the lake from what you saw in yesterday’s post. As you can see, I’ve supplemented the ledge with a bit of dry stone construction in order to make fish habitat. This is all supposed to be underwater you see.
If I recall the setting correctly (this photo was taken some time ago), these rocks would be under five or more feet of water if the lake were full. This ledge (behind the pile rocks) is more solid than the broken ledge across the lake, but I suppose it could still be as much of a source for leaks regardless. Once again, when the water gets high enuf to cover this, I will probably only then cast Bentonite over the area with the intent to plug any leak it might have.
Our rock construction here has been innundated at least twice since Aaron (#3 Son) and I built it one afternoon years ago. I’m not sure why, but I had fully expected the structure to be all tumbled down after being covered by water. (Which means it’s supposed to look like it does in the photo.) Other stone structures we have built here and there in the lakebed have been knocked about, but they have been in the path of the incoming water, and I know that in a strong spring storm, the water can surge in with a great deal of force.
Looking at the photo now brings back memories of the time I spent with Aaron stacking these stones. Yet another reason for going to the woods.