Sunday, April 7, 2013

Disappearing Waters

This posting views a couple of the many recently exposed “boulders” that sit on the shore of StoneWater Beach which is the private beach along the shores of the Gardens at Waters East.  The focus, as you will see, is on three boulders at the north end of StoneWater Beach.  In the last few years Lake Michigan has dropped more than a yard, more than a meter in depth.  There are stones and boulders that now appear that were never seen up to this point in time.  Some are massive.  Where once there were miles of sandy beach, today there are miles of stones and boulders in all shapes and sizes.  In order to get a sense of the size of these stones, I stood near some of the boulders.  A couple years back, these were well out into the water and fairly difficult to reach without getting totally wet, head to toe.

The Boulders

This posting is meant to show the changes, for whatever the reasons, that Lake Michigan is going through at a rather rapid pace.  The seven Great Lake states and Canada, all which border these five massive lakes, have form an international compact and are indeed concerned.

Notice, as the photos progress, the depth of Lake Michigan changes.  Over the seasons, in summertime’s open water or the ice and snow of winter, it is obvious that the water level is going down – rather fast.

Here then is another view of the Gardens at Waters East, - - - - - - - - - - an ever changing view.

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  1. This has disturbed me for a while. Have you seen the bay at Ephraim? I was hoping that all the snow would have helped a little bit this year. What to do???

  2. So sorry for all those changes ... and this is a rapid alteration ...
    Wishing you all the best, Jack !!!

  3. I see the problem... but I still cannot help enjoying your fantastic pictures!
    They are as always lovely.