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The next meeting of the Garner Lake Association Board is 7:00pm Monday, May 13, 2013 at I. H. Park clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road. The meeting is open to all.
May 8, 2013 +6.0"
The lake stage is based on the overflow at the weir on the west end of the dam. Zero is the level at which water will begin to flow over the lip of the weir. -6.0 means the lake must rise 6 inches to reach the lip of the weir. +6.0 would mean the water will continue to flow into the weir until the lake level drops 6 inches.
(This information will be updated from time to time, but not necessarily daily or weekly.)
Click on above link for several views of live radar for this area.
NEWS FROM THE
Lake Snakes (Not The Reptiles)
5-8-13 Interesting information from our official Lake Scientist, Dr. Gerrit Vershuur:
I think these are Langmuir "spirals" in Garner Lake
These patterns on the lake are called Langmuir spirals and are usually long and narrow. Some locals call them “lake snakes". This photo was taken right after a heavy rainstorm in April when there was no wind and thus they were not elongated.
They are produced by convection patterns where warm water rises and cooler water sinks. This brings algae and other aquatic life to the surface in a patchy pattern depending on local conditions. When the lake is very calm the light reflection characteristics are changed from patch to patch. In the ocean these spirals can create streaks of foam known as windrows.
They are called spirals because with a steady wind blowing the patterns will be elongated with water rising on one side and sinking on the other in a spiral fashion. They are named after Irving Langmuir was a scientist who lived between 1881 and 1957 and won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1932.
LAKE RULES...Have you read them? The Rules are on this website on the page Lake Rules and
4th of July Fireworks are scheduled for Saturday, July 6, 2013.
Our Lake Ranger is Officer Robby Beard. His phone number is (901) 218-8840.
If you see "outsider boats" or other Rules violations on the lake, please notify the lake ranger (901) 218-8840. Your cooperation helps all of
us by keeping the lake private and safe for all.