It’s no secret that the drought conditions in California are pretty serious. The lack of any significant precipitation will mean that we Californians are going to be doing some significant conserving when the normally-dry summer months are here. All around us lakes are looking more like puddles.
So let’s look at Clear Lake, thought to be the second-oldest lake in the world. This aquatic old-timer still has tricks up her sleeve. You don’t survive several million years of climate on this planet without being able to weather dry and wet conditions. That’s true even now.
The bottom line - Clear Lake has water.
The water in Clear Lake technically belongs to Yolo County and they are allowed drain the Lake to a certain level every year. However, with the Lake already down due to lack of rain there is a good chance that the water that’s in there now is below the point that they’re able to start taking any. Yolo gets water nomo - at least not this year.
So how much water is in Clear Lake? Certainly enough that, during a recent bass tournament, we set a record for fishing on the Lake. And that’s a lake that is already thought of as the bass capital of the west and the third best bass fishing lake in the US. There’s certainly enough water that you can float your boat, or rent one.
With the outstanding spring-like conditions that we’ve had, Disney’s Water Sports has already taken some of their boats out of winter storage and has made them available for rental. Yeah, the weather’s been that good already.
The water has been exceptionally clear to the point where Tony went out on the pier and measured the depth of the pilings without getting into the water - he could see the end of the tape measure at the bottom of the Lake from on the pier. That’s clear! This isn’t entirely unusual for this time of year, though. This really is the best time to be on the Lake.
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