Removing Aquatic Weeds: DAY 5 · · PAGE 9.
April 24, 2020: Friday, Day FIVE was rained out with no work by the crew from Aquatic Weeds. There were thunderstorms in the area.
April 26, 2020: Sunday is my day to work on
the dock and get the plank squared away and get rid of the trip and fall
possibility. The water is low enough to work at this point along the board
walk that my feet did not get soaked in my tennis shoes.
Here is the side view of that plank seen above. This was the
result of an early repair to get the plank and 2x8 board that is 10 feet long up
to the correct level. It is seen here about two inches below where it
should be. These boards were put together only with nails. Now,
there are lag bolts to make it more secure.
Here is the view of the cross brace below that needs to be raised
along with the 10-foot long board between the 4x4 posts supporting the sections
of the board walk to the platform at the end of the dock. There is ONE green reed that was trapped between boards under
the dock. The two bolts at the right edge of the photo are secured into
the side of the 4x4 post at this point where two 10-foot long sections come
I took three photos at sunset this day. This one has the best
detail with the flash from my camera illuminating the small tree in the
foreground, and lighting up the BLUE reflective strip on the side of the barge
tied to the end of the dock. The debris barrier is still there beyond the
big tree near the northwest corner of the work area.
Removing Aquatic Weeds: DAY 6.
April 27, 2020: Monday morning is here and
the crew picks up where they left of from Thursday. More raking of
floating weeds down close to the work boats. The barge is being loaded
with some of the debris from the western wall. The low level of lake water
still limits how much debris can be delivered to the boat ramp.
This photo taken at 4:24 PM shows the last of the debris from the wall on
This image also taken at 4;24 PM shows one of the front end baskets for
the work boat that was changed. There is still plenty of debris floating
on the south side of the dock. The other thing to notice in this photo is
the distance the sagging dock platform is above the water level, almost FOUR
A number of 4x4 posts from next door are being brought up to the sea wall.
The work boats continue to load debris on the barge.
Debris on the south side of the dock will be loaded on the barge.
The north side still has rake work needed to remove the last of the
I am standing about half way down the dock as floating debris continues to
drift under the dock.
Here is the view from midway down the dock looking southeast.
Here is the view looking south near the end of the dock. More of the
cut-off pilings next door are now visible due to the low water level in the
lake. The basket on the boat dock is visible at the bottom right corner of
This image taken at 4:31 PM is looking down to see the shadow of the dock
where the basket is sitting on the dock.
This image taken at 4:35 PM shows one work boat ready to take the barge up
to be unloaded at the boat ramp.
Here is the trailer parked at the boat ramp that gets loaded using the
Caterpillar scoop shovel.
This is the ramp for lake access used by all boats.
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