The lake where our house is located provides flood control for areas down stream. My lake is accutally the beginning of many chain of lakes that stretches from Roanoke, VA to the Atantic Ocean. The Roanoke areas has received over 5" of rain the past couple of days therefore my lake is rising.
Here are some pictures of normal pond
Notice the distance between the top of deck to the water
From last night with water levels still rising
From this morning
The position of the lift did not move in any of these pictures
Pretty much any boating is not happening this weekend due to the high waters, that is fine as we still don't have the boat at the lake yet and this weekend is typically a very busy weekend.
The storage building that is on the dock is where our kayaks are stored, they are getting wet along with some folding chairs however the life jackets and paddles are hung from the ceiling so they're still dry.
The rain is over at the lake and has since made its way to my home state where I have gutters overflowing due to pollen balls stuck in the gutters.