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Old 04-25-2011, 09:16 PM   #1
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This is my local marina, Regina Beach Yacht Club. The marina has 130 slips. The gas jockey shack is shown below. The whole breakwater is in the process of flooding over in an epic flood event. Luckily there are no boats there yet as they where all pulled for the winter. I have many boating friends who will not have access to their slips, possibly until mid summer. They have a few dozen moorings outside the marina, but those are all taken. I use the RBYC for services, but because I am on the other side of the lake I moor my Maxum elsewhere. We have a super short boating season up here, so this is not cool.



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Old 04-25-2011, 09:19 PM   #2
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Wow my sympathies to all involved. I hope there aren't too many families displaced from there homes.
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What a shame. Glad to hear that all the boats are ok (were pulled) and that your mooring is elsewhere. Hope that the RBYC gets back to "normal" soon enough not to have much of an impact on the boating season. Also, hope that no homes were lost due to flooding. Good luck.
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What a major-league pisser...
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wow....and I thought someone left the window open in the head!!....really glad that it's just the docks and nobody's boat......
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I also have a boathouse that normally houses my SeaRay bowrider. Luckily it is in the shop right now. I have one of the highest boathouses on the lake and it is still high and dry, but i am expecting 5 inches of water to flood it and we could get 3 foot waves on top of that. I have no idea what kind of damage that might do. My colleague at work just had his engine flooded on his SeaRay while it was in his boathouse.

I will post pictures if it gets interesting. So far it is only boathouses and gazebos flooded on our lake but in the next lake over people have been evacuated and there is a lot of damage. The Mounties who patrol our lakes up here have asked boaters not to travel at wake speeds for fear the waves will overtop sandbag dikes. If we get a big wind, there will be trouble.


These folks at the next lake downstream from us worked their buTts off to build this dike, but I have heard it was overtopped and the water is still rising.

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wow...that's amazing...have they thought of opening the dam doors on the dams????.....are they releasing water down stream???


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The dams to the lakes are all wide open but they are not big high dams, more like control weirs. These are natural lakes, not reservoirs. The river channel is flooded and can take no more water. One thing I am really concerned about is floating debris. There are big timbers, dock sections, railway ties and all manner of things bobbing about as the lake washes things off the shore. I normally love to cruise at night because it is genreally calm, but this spring I will be thinking twice.
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Flooding continues. The photo below show the breakwater at the RBYC marina is submerged. After this photo was taken there were 50 mph gusts blowing big waves that I assume damaged some of the floating docks. I could see that with my binoculars from across the lake. Several boat houses have been destroyed. At my place I expect the waves to be hitting the front of my boathouse today. I put some sandbags around the concrete foundations to protect against wave erosion. We are expecting high water for weeks. I can't wait to get my Maxum out to tour the damage around the lake. I know that is morbid but this is a rare and interesting event.
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Old 05-03-2011, 04:27 PM   #10
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A friend just sent me this. No breakwater visible at all. This Yacht Club is 100 years old.

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