Flooding in the Finger Lakes
Fred Rogers (fredrogers@VNET.IBM.COM)
Mon, 3 May 1993 07:31:01 EDT
This posting is mainly for those who have been to Camp Barton which is
located on Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York state.
This spring has brought severe flooding to the region. Cayuga Lake is
approximately four feet above its normal level. Yesterday afternoon I
was at Camp Barton and saw for myself what this means. The parade
field is under water - enough so that there are large carp swimming on
the parade field. Water had flowed through the chapel, but has receded
enough so that it now comes just to the edge of the chapel. The North
Point (where we traditionally do our OA pre-ordeal ceremony) is
completely under water. It's not clear how much of the land of the
North Point has been washed away beneath the waters. Many of the
cabins in the Family Camp area have been knocked from their foundations
by the flood waters. One section of road along the waterfront is still
under several inches of water. There is debris all over the lower
section of camp. This debris includes everthing from small pieces of
driftwood to large logs and sections of dock.
There is a lot of clean-up to be done and much of it can't even be
started until the water recedes further. It is expected to be at least
a month until the water reaches normal level.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City