Great Chazy River - Lake Champlain
P.O. Box 308 Chazy, NY 12921
GPS Coordinates: N44 56.040 W73 23.40
When we started putting our docks in this April the lake level was at 100.2 ft. above sea level, technically above flood stage, but perfect for putting in the docks. When the water rose to 101.2 it started to create some problems but we were sure it wouldn’t get higher. It was the highest it had been in over 100 years. It then rose to 102.2 and broke the record set in 1869.Problems started to develop, but we were sure that the water would recede and we continue with our spring set up.
By the end of April, record rainfall combined with above average snowmelt, had raised the record another foot to 103.2. Combined with strong south winds, the flooding has caused a great deal of damage to property owners and marinas along the lake shore. The water has stayed above 102 through the whole month of May. In Quebec, it has caused disastrous flooding of towns and homes on the Richelieu River.
I’ll list what is bad and what’s good at Chazy Yacht Club at this time.
“A” dock will not be operational until the water level recedes to below 101 and we are able to get it ready to open.
We feel fortunate that our marina has not sustained any permanent damage and we have been able to remain operational. Marinas are just now beginning to launch boats on the lake. We have heard that it will be a while until boating starts on the Richelieu. We are confident that we can service our customers as they return.
We are back at full operation. All docks and ramps are set. Power and water are up on all docks. Bathouses are all in operation. Pumpout and gas dock are working.