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We didn’t get much rain or snow these last two seasons, and it’s really starting to show around here. Guest photographer Denny Barnes went to Detroit Lake, a popular recreation spot up the Santiam Canyon, and found very low water levels. His description:
I heard Detroit Lake was very low this year and it is. The lake should be full by now but with little snow run-off they could not fill it and it could get lower before summer is over. Looks like it won’t be much of a recreational lake this year. All the boat docks are high and dry with no boat launch areas. It looked to be about 40 foot below normal at the dam.
Thanks, Denny. I don’t like seeing the low water, but I am definitely grateful for the photos. Click below to see more of the images.