Monday, June 16, 2008

You can get there from here, but you'll get your feet wet -- and the car might not make it at all

You Can Get There from Here, but You'll Get Your Feet Wet
This was what the Olin Park boat landing on Lake Monona .looked like Sunday morning. Although Madison was spared most of the serious flooding that took place in surrounding communities recently, the lakes in Madison are at very high levels, with the lakes posted as no-wake zones in their entirety, not just near the shore. But there weren't all that many boats on the lakes. The photo shows one reason why. Boats, except for the smallest, were difficult to launch. The high water made it diffficult to back up the hauling vehicles far enough to get the carriers low enough in the water to launch. The concrete walkway to the pier is normally about a foot or so above the waterline, and the launching ramp slants down into the water next to it.

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