Saturday, September 10, 2005
Historic Roush Lake Water Levels
Thought runners might be interested in the water elevations that occured after last year's HUFF. The J. Edward Roush Lake has gotten to deep levels in past summers. Indeed, the summer of 2002 saw lake levels reach the highest points since the reservoir was completed in the mid-60's. The January 2005 winter accumulation was quite unusual. The high flood level was accompanied by a deep-freeze which created a thick layer of ice. When the Army Corps began releasing the water it caused much of the ice to come crashing down on the trees and brush below. This created a fascinating place of huge ice chunks more familiar to Sir Ernest Shackleton than to our intrepid HUFF veterans.
The full-page chart can be seen at the Army Corps site: http://www.lrl.usace.army.mil/wc/reservoir-plots/htr.html