Lake Champlain is slowly receding. After reaching a peak over 103 feet, it is around 102.5 feet today. It will take many weeks before it is under flood stage.
Though we don't live on the lake, I am continuously confronted by the flooding. There isn't a day when I go cycling that some road isn't closed, or a bridge has water over it. Hundreds of homes and camps are flooded. Our flooding is not as extensive as that of the Mississippi, but we still have a lot of damaged roads and ruined homes.
The Otter is starting to drop in level and volume. I noticed it was more blue than brown today, though the major tributaries (like the Lemon Fair) are still brown and muddy.
Joining of the Lemon Fair with Otter Creek
There has been a lot of flooding of farm fields. The runoff is introducing large amounts of phosphorus into the lake. I wonder what the streams, slangs and lake will be like in the coming weeks and months.