The water/ice level has dropped significantly in the last while.
According to observations, the water level has dropped 57 cm (22.5 inches) in the last month which has produced ice shelves along the shoreline that are not supported by underlying water. This drop has meant that there may be ice damage along the shoreline due to the ice shelves tipping. There is still a lot of surface water under the snow cover and venturing out on the ice with heavy equipment is not recommended.
If you have an ice eater/bubbler installed, you may want to adjust it to the current water level.
The water levels on Bobs Lake have dropped 11.5 cm (4.5 inches) over the last month and have been stable over the last week, increasing 3.3 cm (1.3 inches) over the 7-day period. We conclude that the water levels on Bobs Lake must be at the height of the log stops in the Dam and that water flow through the dam is relatively low.
Parks Canada has invited CLA (along with RVCA, MNRF, Tay Valley Township, Town of Perth, Township of Drummond North Elmsley, Greater Bob and Crows Lake Association, TayNet Group and Friends of the Tay Watershed) to attend a virtual Meeting on Water Management (Christie Lake, Bobs Lake, The Tay) on Wednesday February 24, 2021. The outcome of that meeting will be shared with the lake community when available.