One of Our Rare Sunny April Days   Leave a comment

It’s been an interesting April here in Acker Woods this year. It’s been cold, rained and rained and then rained some more. The two lakes down the road, Big Acker and Little Acker, are at the highest they’ve been for the 10 years I’ve lived here. We’re in no danger, nor are any of the cottages on the lake since most are on high banks and where we live the water would have to rise at least 50 feet or more to make it to the front deck. And that’s a good thing!

A lot of the folks in the surrounding areas on the rivers haven’t been so lucky as many of them are flooded. In fact, at least a couple of the major hotels in Grand Rapids on the Grand River were evacuated due to flooded basements. Flooded basements mean no electricity and we saw a news story that some of the guests had to walk down 12 or more flights of stairs in order to make it out. Imagine spending your trip to Grand Rapids in a shelter rather than your beautiful, expensive hotel room! Not fun!

This image shows the outlet from spring fed Big Acker that feeds Little Acker. There were times last summer that there was almost no flow and Little Acker was at its lowest in years. Looks like these spring rains will be a good thing for both lakes. But, we have to admit we sure wish it would quit raining!

Posted April 22, 2013 by hwilliam in Photography

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