Saturday, July 11, 2015

What's Left of Laguna Lake

How Sad it Is When a Lake Dries Up


Wednesday we were in San Luis Obispo and I took a short walk around what was left of Laguna Lake. It was sad, because there is almost nothing left of it. My walk began at the east end of the lake, and this is where the water ended.

Laguna Lake, San Luis Obispo, July 2015, © B. Radisavljevic



I have no way of knowing how deep the water is at its deepest point, but I would be surprised if it was as deep as two feet. It was hard to tell because I saw no birds in the water. My guess is that it's only inches deep. Those are rocks on the shore. Below we see a boat that remains in the middle of the lake, high and dry.


Laguna Lake, San Luis Obispo, July 2015, © B. Radisavljevic
The west side of the lake.
 

 Below is the boat ramp toward the west side of the lake. I don't think anyone will be using it anytime soon. For contrast, the photo below it shows the same scene in March, 2014, just 15 months ago.


Boat Ramp, Laguna Lake, San Luis Obispo, July 2015, © B. Radisavljevic




Boat Ramp, Laguna Lake, San Luis Obispo, March 2014, © B. Radisavljevic


The Boats on the Dry Lake



Laguna Lake, San Luis Obispo, July 2015, © B. Radisavljevic


Lastly we see the boats homeowners with lake access may have hoped to be using  that are useless in what is more like a large mud puddle than a lake. This is another example of what drought can do. Be sure to click photo for a closer view.

Laguna Lake, San Luis Obispo, July 2015, © B. Radisavljevic


Keep the Memory of How the Lake Looks Full

Send the postcard to a friend. Work the puzzle when it rains to fill up the lake. And keep the memory of the full Laguna Lake close with this canvas print on your wall.



Have you been to Laguna Lake lately?



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