It has been a strange spring - the snow stayed around much too long, in fact there is still a very small quantity of snow next to our driveway. Snow is usually completely gone by the first couple of days of April. Last week was beautiful - warm with clear skies and no wind, good working weather. So far this week, it has been cold again and rain.
But, Monday was THE day; the ice started vanishing in the morning, and there were just a few small lumps by evening. Just one day before the long-term average ice-off date of April 21st. Time to get the dock in. But, the water level is the lowest I have ever recorded it at this time of year. It is 40 cm. (that's over 15 inches) below this date two years ago. Renfrew Power Generation (RPG), the organization that operates the Hurds Creek dam, is aware of this, as is our Councilor, Bob Peltzer. There is good outflow at present so we will continue to monitor the level and try to prevent any serious problems from occurring. Just watch yourself if you do some early boating, this water level is the normal for late fall. We will try to get the buoys out as soon as possible but we will need to have a close look at all sites to see if we need to modify positions.
1. LCPOA Board Vice-president and Secretary
We are presently looking for two replacements on the LCPOA board. We need a VP who will be willing to stand-in for the president, and we need a secretary to maintain the records of the organization and do the minutes for our three meetings each year. If you, or you know of anyone who might be interested in either of these positions, please contact either Lorne (email at top) or me (email at bottom) so we can have a discussion.
2. Friends of the Library Dinner
This annual fun evening is this coming up this Saturday starting at 5:00 p.m. If you haven't got your tickets yet I suggest you call the BUPL at 613.628.2400 and reserve them. This has always been a super evening.
3. Road Works in Eganville
Some advanced warning that there will be significant road works within the town of Eganville this summer. It could result in some significant delays. As soon as I have specifics I'll put them out in an Update, the call for quotes has only just been announced.
All for now, Philip