Thanks to Bill and Bonnie Cullen (Cat’s Meow) for filing the following report:
As of Monday (10/26/15) all the boats and floats have moved out of the Meadows anchorage and are back to their winter moorings. There is one exception–a float that folds up is still out at the point and is losing some of its flotation. Additionally, a “Huck Finn” float and some miscellaneous material is STILL on-shore. As in past years, we request that you remove ALL your stuff. This is not our property! We are are there only with the permission of the property owners. Let’s not jeopardize it!
THE “El Nino” FORECAST!
If you leave property out there it may very well be destroyed or washed away. If the forecast pertaining to the “El Nino” is correct, the Delta could be subject to unusually heavy rains and very high tides. In past years we have noted 10 to 12 feet of water over and above normal. Your stuff will likely float away, possibly sink or wind up becoming a hazard to navigation. The time is now to get it out of there!
Water Hyacinth & Algae:
The repeated treatment to manage the hyacinth was partially effective. There remains significant patches throughout the Delta with some sloughs remaining totally blocked. This last week significant patches of algae were flowing down stream. Hopefully, we won’t experience the same problems as we did last summer.
The Egeria remains a problem for everyone and calls and/or emails to the Department of Boating & Waterways (firstname.lastname@example.org) will go a long way toward alerting them of the continuing problem. If there is any hope of a solution, they need to know that the issue persists and attention in early Spring of 2016 is needed.
The insurance investigation into the fire has concluded that the fire started on “Second Chance,” a Fun Country. They are still pointing toward a propane”Dometic” refrigerator as the cause of the fire, according to WGM owner. Three of the 14 burned boats, “Full Gainer,” “Wet Dreams” and “Barbara Ann” have been replaced.
Dave and Carla Frenznick have replaced their Fun Country with “Triple Gainer,” a 70′ Fun Country, which as been completely redone…beautiful too!
The owner of WGM is still working on replacing the burned out sheds/slips.