I was told about a website yesterday that forecasts the flow to the lake, and they're saying it will continue to drop until May 31st.
They must be expecting a lot of runoff because they are currently draining the lake at twice the rate of the current inflow from the Alberta border.
My water level monitoring device!
I had been moving a stick around every couple of days near the beginning of May when the water was actually going up. You can see in the pic above that my stick has been stuck for the last two weeks as the water's been going down.
I may have to move our water intake further out if the level drops much more.
The park is starting to look green. We haven't had much in the way of rainfall though, so we've started putting the sprinklers out. Apparently we don't get much rain in this area and the only reason the trees and bushes grow is due to almost constant watering.
Leaves on the trees.
Southern Saskatchewan was Canada's hot spot yesterday. The temperature here at the park was 29C (84F) yesterday afternoon!
Our "mobile home" has central air conditioning and I started it up just to see how well it works. It took some time to cool the place down, but it certainly does work. We won't use it unless it gets really hot, but it'll be handy to have for sleeping on some of those hot summer nights.
Looking forward to mid June when the water comes up to the shoreline.
Looking the other way.
We knew we had at least one mouse in our house, and we had bought a couple of mouse traps the other day when we went to town.
One scurried across the floor yesterday evening and it made Ruth jump a little! Too funny. Anyhow, I set the traps last night with some peanut butter and sure enough there were two dead bodies this morning. They were big ones! Not like the little tiny mice we used to get back in Ottawa.
I'll set them again tonight and see if we get any more...