Lake Champlain Flood 2011

(latest up-date...May 7, 2011)

Burlington Vermont water-front
The flood stage for Lake Champlain is 100 feet above sea level.  The lake is nearing 103 feet, nearly eight feet above its "normal" level of 95.5 feet...and rising!
Not good news.
Lake side property owners are now at mother natures mercy.
And most fisherman are going to have to wait it out.

United States Coast Guard Station at Burlington VT

Mud-line.  Out over 120 feet of water.

Sandbar State Park Entrance

Sandbar State Park

Apple Island Launch area.

And it's nearly impossible to get a boat in the water to fish.

5-4-2011 update: Aeiral photos from the Lake Champlain Basin Program are here: http://www.lcbp.org/Gallery/SpringFlood2011/index.html

The NOAA has created a new web-page to keep up with the events/news/warnings of flooded Lake Champlain.  http://www.erh.noaa.gov/btv/lake/floodinfo.php

Fish on, fish H8 me.


John said...

Do you live on high ground or are you staying on our boat?

Shoreman said...

Another example of how wet the winter has been. Rain, snow, and lately, tornados. Mother Nature is not happy.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing, Raz. Here is hoping Mother Nature is as kind as she can possibly be.

Paddy Pike said...

Oh my god, Thats terrable, The residents must have had to put everything upstairs or in the loft, Must be awfull for all the locals, Lets hope the levels start to drop very soon,