The rain and flooding throughout Wisconsin has continued, and this weekend the Wisconsin River will rise even higher, to record flooding that hasn’t been seen before this time of year.
Unfortunately, this probably means the end of the season for the boat lift and dock, which have to come out of the water and will likely stay out until spring.
We’ll still be able to get the boat in the water a few more times over the course of September, assuming warm and dry weather returns. The good news from all of this is that all of the countermeasures I had installed (security cameras, water level monitoring, et al) worked like a charm to alert me to the rising water. Last week when the Wisconsin River first flooded, I was able to monitor the situation from Dallas and have my dock and boat guys at Deano Dock and Lift get the boat off the lift so that nothing was in danger.
While the weather has certainly not been ideal, at least no significant damage to the boat, lift, or dock was sustained.