Receding Quail Lake Update

On August 14th 2015 I posted the picture below showing how our lake here at Quail Creek State Park in southern Utah was receding. I mentioned in that post that I would use this picture as a reference point for future posts so you can see how the lake continued to recede throughout the summer. Notice the tree in the water to the right of this picture. Now look at the next picture…

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The tree in the middle of the picture below is the same tree in the picture above. That shows how much the lake has receded in exactly one month, and it just amazes me because we have had some pretty good soaking wet rain storms over the summer…

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In fact, the water has receded so much that the boat ramp on the south end of the lake had to be closed because the water was too low to launch boats.

This next picture shows the south end boat launch.

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Today I sat on a buoy, on land, that was way out in the water in front of the fishing dock when we first arrived in June of 2015…

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The next picture shows the south end of the lake and the dam. All that beach like area near the dam was under water when we arrived in June 2015.

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So with the water too low to launch boats on the south end of the lake (the north end boat launch is still open) for the safety of the boaters the south end boat launch was closed…

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This is how the south end boat launch had to be closed… If not for the concrete blocks in place you can bet that people, being people, would try to launch anyway…. Now this area is only open to kayaks, paddle boards, and what you can carry in by hand etc…

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Our time is winding down here at Quail Creek State Park. We have four weeks left then we will head to San Tan Mountain Regional Park in Queen Creek Arizona for the winter months, and we are in the final phase of securing a summer 2016 work/camp position at Buffalo Bill’s State Park in Cody Wyoming… So looking forward to getting back to Arizona for the winter to see family/friends, and can’t wait to go on to Wyoming and beyond…

Stay Tuned!

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ellen Kaufman
    Sep 15, 2015 @ 11:18:50

    Hard to believe the level of the lake and you had rain too. Well in four weeks you will be leaving does it usually stay that level until the beginning of winter?
    It will be beautiful when you get to Phoenix ! Just the right temperatures for us. I know you and Bill will be looking forward to your new adventure.
    Let us know how you will enjoy staying in Phoenix in your Motorhome. It will seem different for you.. Enjoy the next 4 weeks, but you know when your retired everyday is like a vacation when you are spending it with your sweetie! Love you and keep having fun❤️🎉🍂🍁🍷

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    • beyondcinderella
      Sep 15, 2015 @ 12:46:03

      Yes Aunt Ellen it is hard to believe how much the lake water has receded in just four weeks. It will stay low until the spring when the winter snow in the high country melts… We have enjoyed our experience here at Quail Creek and are now looking forward to spending the winter in Arizona. Then next summer we are looking forward to work/camping in Wyoming! XoXo

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  2. gotham girl
    Sep 25, 2015 @ 17:17:36

    Great that you have documented for us all to see these changes! It’s scary to think what is happening all over the world…how things are changing due to climate changes… Thanks for your great reporting! 🙂 xoxox MORE!

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