Atmospheric conditions leading to strange tide levels?
By Kevin Spain, The Times-Picayune
December 15, 2008, 3:21PM
One recent morning charter skipper Dudley Vandenborre was preparing for a fishing trip when he got a shock: Lake Pontchartrain was gone.
Well, not completely. But close enough to stun a man who has been fishing the lake for more than 50 years.
"I was lowering the boat (on the slings) at the dock, I really didn't think the boat would reach the water -- that's how low the tide was," Vandenborre recalled. "I had two or three turns of the pipe left before it finally began to float. We've been on this canal for 20 years, and that has never happened before. Ever.