Wow, I didn’t notice any issues with it this summer. I figured if we got a real strong SW wind (which happened last night) we’d get more damage than usual because the water was already at record levels. Add in the seiche that happens with a SW wind (picture Lake Erie as a bathtub and someone at the Cleveland end keeps lifting the tub in the air sloshing the water to our end) and it’s a real mess.
I know the lake level dropped a little going into the fall compared to when I shot the video several posts up early in the summer but we took a run to Riverworks in early Oct and the water levels are still well above normal.
It was 33 inches higher than normal early in the summer, which was a record. It’s now “only” 28 inches higher than normal.
The seiche added another 10" to that so you’re talking about pushing the lake to 38" above normal. Not a big surprise some of these walls start failing at that point. I heard on the news on the way to work this morning that Dunkirk’s new multi-million dollar breakwall got fuuuuuucked.
They JUST built that: