Monday, May 25, 2015

Clearest Yet for Manitou

Mark your calendar.  Last Friday morning marked the clearest water in Lake Manitou for at least the last twenty years.  A passing thing no doubt, as the sun was out in full force, the wind was non-existent, and there were no boats on the lake.  The Memorial Day holiday soon put an end to the clarity--as the boat wakes stirred the silt back into the water from the bottom.  The lake has a very gentle slope shore to water--which puts the lake bottom at the mercy of any wind or boat driven waves.  It was amazing for a bit, though.  You could see the bass and buffalo fish swimming by as if you were looking into an aquarium.  I'm including a pix of the bottom--not pretty--but remarkable.