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Spring Update 2010

posted Apr 18, 2010, 5:06 AM by Gate Island   [ updated Apr 18, 2010, 5:12 AM ]
A Spring Update as of April 12, 2010.
Well, we have a very full full pond!  And the Gates are open, so the large amount of rainfall that hit New England has filled the lake quickly and very early!  Great!  Sometimes this does not happen until late May.  The ice went out early in ApriI. But the water came up about 3/4 of the way with the ice still existing.  Boats can be put in already, a boat went by today at full speed.
Some docks on the West side of the Island were damaged by ice as the water came up.  The Mark Paulson's had a 4x4 leg and 2x4 brace broken, Jones had the dock so badly damaged that it needs to be completely repaired, Benevento's floating dock was separated from the ramp, and Fishman's lift was moved.  Rest of the Island's docks look OK as the ice and wind went only one direction.
The road looks great and someone (Bob Wittaker?) has filled in potholes.  Trees and bushes have buds coming out. So it looks like you can come up and enjoy an early spring.  Hope that the summer is warmer than last year.

-Loree Paulson