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What's the deal with the water level on Big O? My neighbor at camp told me the current level is where it's usually at in late August. I had a heck of time getting in and out from camp. I'm new to the area so I don't know much about it other than the joint commission or whatever controls the level to maintain the St Lawrence (so I've been told anyhow). Is it usually this low in the Spring? Will they bring the level back up throughout the summer and then draw it back down in Aug/Sept? If it gets any lower I won't be able to get to my dock.

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Snow fall from lake effect storms return less water to the lake because a lot of it evaporates away or drains into other watersheds. We depend on gulf storms to supply our water. The hydro plants on the St.Lawerence River are the major lake level control factor. Did your furnace motors have power this winter, one of the worst in late history?

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The lake is actually only 9 inches below the long term average for May.

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That can't be right, on our water front we have a rock that hasn't seen water since last spring and the chud line on it with a laser level says 16" to water level.  This was checked in the evening dead flat in Chaumont bay.

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