The Canyon Lake Marine Patrol posted the following pictures and comments on the Friday Flyer Facebook Page yesterday.
Something has happened to Canyon Lake in the past week. The water in the main lake has become amazingly clear. You can easily see the bottom at a depth of 10 to 15 feet. In the clear water picture, that is not the tree’s reflection – but the sandy bottom from about 4-6 foot depth. In another picture you can see the tree branch as it reaches toward the sky – You can follow that branch 5 feet down as the sun light reflects off of the bottom floor like a swimming pool. The last picture is over 6 feet deep as we watched fish and a cormorant swim under us. It’s only a few feet of clarity as you get closer to the north causeway and the East Bay has very little change but this is a good sign and something to monitor.