From the United States Army Corps of Engineers:
All of the Great Lakes, except Lake Ontario, are 4 to 6 inches below the levels of a year ago. ; Lake Ontario is 6 inches higher than it was a year ago.... Lakes Erie and Ontario are expected to fall 2 and 3 inches, respectively, over the next 30 days. Levels over the next few months on all the Great Lakes, with the exception of Lake Ontario, are expected to remain lower than 2004/2005. Evaporation rates this fall may be higher than average due to warmer surface water temperatures. See our Daily Levels web page for more water level information.
If this forecast holds then spring 2006 levels look to be about a foot below 2005 levels.
From the October KYC Log: The Kingston Yacht Club has been awarded the William Abbott Senior Trophy for 2005. The award goes to the top LTS program in Canada each year. This is a first for a learn-to-sail program in the Kingston area since the award was created in 1991. Clubs from Ontario have won this award 10 times in those 15 years.
A heavy rainfall in early April 2005 caused Kingston to dump 52 million liters of waste water into the Cataraqui River. Total fine? Zilch.
The Kingston-based Canadian Yachting Association (CYA) is seeking a new National Team Coach responsible for coaching athletes engaged in high performance sailing activities. Closes December 2, 2005.