Innovation

Example of Brandy Lake Innovation…making it enjoyable for their dog

Apparently..the challenge was  ..engineering the correct floatation and angle at rest yet buoyant enough not drop quickly when the dog stepped on.

You don’t want the  ramp top. ..fixed so it rests underwater as slime would accumulate on the walking surface making it slippery.

I assume it is removable for the winter as the ice movement would rip it off.

Nice job…Brandy Lake cottager talent.   Who else has unique innovation.

Brandy Lake Watershed

Below is the Brandy Lake watershed.   Part of the lake study (more to come) 2002 and 2003 Initiated by Jane Evans who started the BLA.

Jim Cormack did bi-weekly test from May to November for two years.

“Quote” The calculations suggest that the internal load represents
approximately 35% of the annual load to Brandy Lake, with the watershed (47%) and
atmosphere (2%) contributing nearly half of the total load. The load from shoreline
development is estimated at 16% of the total annual load In 2003

Subsequent to this study..there are about eight (8) beaver dams in inlet stream 1.  Jim Cormack and myself paddled from Falkenburg Road pipes to the Lake several years ago to count

 

JULY

Great to see many on the lake… having fun through 95% of July until cold moved in…… .,         ,,,is it fall again…

Seemed like an  abnormally  wet July 2020 with 108.8 mm of rain.   2019…  20 mm   2018  had 83.4 mm .   June even had 143 mm  according to  stats.  Did I read it wrong?

Had a few warm days,,34 C, ish,,,,however 1978 it was 37.2.  HOT... Don’t like the heat… good thing not  cottaging in southern USA probably  tickin under 40C most days,

Good nights sleep at 11C..

Lake level is close to its normal level (You can verify this as it is just under shore  tree line..the last line of defence…(not cypress trees, they don’t grow up here).   So….Brandy Lake has had several external events over several decades…that have caused flood levels….if a cottager happen to move here during one of the events…..you would assume this is low.

For many years, the entire 5 ish meters of flat rock underneath this point was  …..a hang out.   It changed when  the 118 bridge was moved and the engineers raised the  base  or bottom ..under the bridge….higher.

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://muskoka.weatherstats.ca/charts/precipitation-monthly.html

Critters

Some of us enjoy interacting with local critters…..please post your pics for others to see…. Enjoy

See..our factorite bug..the Dragonfly exiting its exoskeleton… a marvel of nature..

Try not to scrape the Bryozoans colony (yellow mess below) off you docks or pipe.   This colony only thrives in healthy water.   Google top find out more.

Crane pictures (I think it is a Crane) She spent a good amount of time here the other day…makes very rare stops…. but I  ……only get shots through the screen…   I erred on a perfect opportunity recently on my south shore….ugggg Enjoy

NOTE…I do not recommend feeding squirrels…we only help out Mrs Stubby..the local tailless squirrel.    Stop feeding chipmunks peanuts mid summer.  Shell  peanuts will rot by midwinter chipmunk starves

Deer Sleeping in Muskoka