The rains in the Davis area has been causing the water level in the Port to rise about 5 to 6 feet. It is getting close to the top of the ramp to the dock, near the cement pathway.
Attached is a photo of when the original dock was built in 1993-94 and a photo of the same dock as of yesterday. You can see the difference in the height of the water. We are on alert as some us recall the great flood in 1986 when the water level reached near the top of the old boathouse (now River City Rowing Club’s boathouse). We had to pull all the boats out of the boathouse before the water level reached the top of the door to the boathouse or they might get crushed up against the top of the boathouse as the water rose. See the photo of the 1986 flood.
During the 1986 flood the women’s team was rushing to get their boats out in time and were shorthanded. To the rescue came William Carlson who took the rope connected to the shell and put it in his teeth so he could swim out of the boathouse faster with both hands. That earned him the moniker “Wild” Bill Carlson that stuck forever and a basket of cookies from the women’s team members.