As TVA is bringing up our lake levels we had widespread heavy rains last night. It will take days for the rain to drain down into the lake but that should jump up the levels. These were taken the morning of 4/3/2014. I’ll try to add some more pics in about a week or so.
I took 4 pictures and let Google+ stitch them into a panoramic view of our little slice of the lake.
Given the high levels of the lake we made a trip out to see the dam. We were curious to see how close to the top the water was.
Coming up on the dam from the overlook side it’s hard to tell how close to the top the water on the other side is.
Closer still you notice the campgrounds. Better have your sleeping bag on an air mattress.
Over on the lake side you can start to get a feel for the height.
We hope to go back and get pictures here at normal and then winter low levels for comparison
While on the overlook side we went up to take advantage of the long range view.
Man I love this area for its views as well as the people and fantastic motorcycle roads.
Heading over to the campground to see from water level what things look like. This is from the bridge over the French Broad river just below the dam. The other side of the bridge shows another campground being flooded by the amount of water they’re releasing.
Then we got to the campground on the lake side that we showed earlier. Here’s some of the campground and some of the dam beyond. Try to notice the crow on the railing to get a sense of scale and how close to the top the water is.
That’s a lot of water. It rained hard later this day and more the next.