Everyone on the NANFA list is wondering what happened to you and your reef?
Are you OK? Please let me know what's happening and I'll pass it on if
appropriate (or not).
----- Original Message -----
From: "kahley7" <kahseven_at_ptd.net>
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2003 4:24 AM
Subject: RE: NANFA-- (3)Pictures from reefbuilder
> At 08:42 PM 1/15/03 -0500, you wrote:
> >Uh. I need to go put my jaw back together. I now know what my dream
> >would look like... These are amazing Kahley, thanks so much for sharing
> >them :)
> Yeah, but a big tank means big work. If you saw the topside picture of
> Nugee on the beach, everything
> that is 'beach' was dug out of the reef area over the last 5 years. All
> that beach was just water with a couple bushes. There has been as much as
> 1 1/2 foot of sand, gravel and silt built up throughout the reef when
> are bad floods. Plus, the river level drops as they collapse the
> in Oct, and then if the river freezes and ice forms around the uppermost
> structure, if there is a rain and the ice breaks up rather than melts, the
> ice will carry away the logs and rocks. And if the logs are exposed, and
> dry out, they tend to float away before the dam is again inflated to raise
> the water level. Big logs
> that are soggy enough to sink into place are hard to come by.
> This time of year, as the ice gets thick, I wonder how much of the reef
> will be there when I go back.
> Last year, there were no rocks missing because there was little ice in our
> mild winter, but a June
> flood carried away some good logs. So I tried wiring the logs to big
> to hold them there.
> With my luck, the logs will drag the rocks away <sigh>
> We are having a cold snap now and the ice is building, which is what
> brought the reef to mind.
> No bad storms yet so i have hope that I will only have to dig out the sand
> this season.
> But, there is rumor that a new highway will be built in the area. It
> like it is going in just
> south of my reef but nothing is sure yet. There is a chance that they
> could build it on the
> exact spot of the reef, using the islands to build the piers on. This is
> the location of one of the
> first bridges across the Susquehanna and it is the timbers that they used
> to build the foundation
> of that bridge that I've dug out of the bottom and hauled to use on the
> I'm getting antsy for spring. I hope Moey lays eggs again and I can maybe
> get a couple pictures
> of the nest. and this year, I will make sure I always have enough film on
> hand. It always seems
> the best stuff happened as soon as I ran out of film. And of course, I
> have learned my lesson
> about stowing the camera on the pontoon. I lost the only hope I had at
> actual pictures of the
> walleyes by doing that.
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