Thursday, April 25, 2013

Spring has sprung! Lake Update

Hello from the mountain-top!

It's been quite some time since our last post, but as the season kicks up so will our blogging! We've got lots of new exciting happenings at Mountain Lake this year that we are anxious to share!

We'll keep this post short and simple with the...

Lake Update

As with recent trends for this time of year, the lake level continues to rise with spring precipitation. However, now that the restoration efforts of filling the main depressions and holes in the lake bottom is complete, the water is rising at a faster rate than in years past. We will continue to update you on this progress- an important observation period will be in late June and early July, when the water in the lake normally begins to drop. You can read more about the restoration efforts, and overall property renovations, in a recent article here. We have an updated presentation about the lake that will be shared with guests to Mountain Lake during the season. Look for more info. about scheduled presentations coming soon to the blog, social media, and website!

Lake Level on April 23, 2013

One of the main springs feeding in to the lake on the south end

Spring feeding in to the lake, looking northeast

The adult form of the Eastern newt, also called the red-spotted newt

The adult and the larval stages of the eastern newt are aquatic. Breeding takes place in freshwater bodies such as Mountain Lake from winter to late spring.  

An eastern cottontail rabbit frolics around the Lodge grounds.

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