I was asked to evacuate before dark last night because of the flood warning. I was disappointed I could not stay on the island but when I took a look at the rushing white river just a few feet away from flooding over the wall between it and the lake, I decided it was definitely a bad idea to stay on the island overnight.
Still, I hung out on the shore all day today and Mike Birr, Derrick Method, and I measured the water levels to estimate the rise and fall of the lake.
When we measured, the lake was about two and a half feet lower than the river and would continue to rise all day. The lake rose four feet within a few hours! Every time I went back to the beach to check on the boat, the water would creep up more and more until the locker we keep our oars in became its own island.