Tuesday December 15th 2020 – For the most of the last year or so, Chasewater has been full to overflowing, or very near it. I guess with the pandemic there haven’t been the boat movements on the canal, and not as much demand for water. But it also seems the authorities prefer to keep it full these days.
For most of my youth the lake oscillated between full and very low, but since the dam work a decade ago, it’s been maintained much higher.
It’s been flowing over the weir and into the spillway, and ultimately into the Crane Brook for months now, which I’m sure is contributing to flooding near Hilton, but I can’t be certain.
It’s fascinating to watch though, and good for the wetland on the spillway.