Thursday, September 19, 2013

Bluewater Lake has risen

We've had so much rain, the lake is up quite a bit.  After all the heavy rains, the shoreline moved so much the boat ramp was out in the lake, and they had to pull it back to shore.  Fishing is good and the fishermen need the ramp.  

As we continued to have heavy rainfall, the ramp again ended up out in the lake and had to again be pulled back to the new shoreline. 

One of the volunteers here in the park, Anita, took photos of the men pulling the boat dock back to shore the second time, and she e-mailed them to me so I could show you.  Thanks, Anita, for providing these photos.

Here is the dock, out in the lake.

Our Ranger, Mark, drove the Cat down to the dock location.

Randall, a park employee, waded out into the lake with a wetsuit on to connect the cables to the dock.

Using the cables attached to the Cat, Mark pulled the dock back to shore.

And it's back, securely attached.

Pretty cool, huh?

I'll tell you - the Rangers and workers at these parks have to know how to do a lot of things, fix a lot of things, and solve a lot of problems.  With the drought New Mexico has had for quite a while, this is one problem I'll bet they weren't expecting!

From me and Katie, have a great Thursday, everyone!  :)

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  1. How nice to see the water level rising.! Always wondered what they did with those docks.

  2. The park's service people perform outstanding work, and yes so varied. Beautiful colors in your photos!!

    Happy Thursday back at ya!

  3. I bet they were pleased to do that job, and see the water returning to the lake.

  4. Your fish were hungry! ha

    supposed to start raining here... pretty colors and friendly fluffy clouds... ;)

  5. Amazing how the rain can destroy property in one state, but make things better in another state.

  6. The big rains have not started yet here in B.C. and it has been an exceptionally dry Summer. I expect many people around here will have to do the same thing when the rains start.

    Loved the pics.

  7. Is there a gauge in that lake to let you know the depth of the water?

  8. Good question, Hazel. I've wondered that myself. If you call the Visitor's Center, they might be able to tell you. LOL

  9. Well that's something you don't see everyday! Keeps life interesting and glad you're getting some water in the lake.

  10. I imagine the boaters were happy to have better launching.

  11. I wonder why I can't post on your site using Feedy. I have to say, I love to watch things like this. I'm a spectator at heart. How many people get to see a dock reattached to the land?


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