Figure 1: Water from hurricane Florence (click to enlarge).
We’ve had quite a bit of rain in central NC over the past couple weeks, as the local lake’s normally dry overflow bottoms are testimony. The area in Figure 2 was half dry on the bottom a year or so ago.
The water is normally an average 13 ft deep, but now is averaging 31 feet. This is a pretty high water level, historically speaking. The picture in figure 3 is showing partially submerged trees, but the area just beyond the trees
should be a large wooden pier/platform that normally stands about 12 feet above the water at the railing that goes around it. It’s still there, under the water.
Figure 3: Observation platform is under water at end of treeline.