Clinton Lake: 03/20/2011

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Re: Clinton Lake: 03/20/2011

Postby Safe_Cracker » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:28 pm

How in March is Clinton lake 62F ? Is it a cooling lake for a power plant? Reason why I ask a buddy of mine was just there and it was 47F... :D Polo
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Re: Clinton Lake: 03/20/2011

Postby JDL » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:21 pm

Yes, the plants discharge is responsible for the warming. Temps vary this time of year relative to location of said discharge. We sailed off of swim beach which registered 65* and 62* at different times and combined w/ 70* air made for very warm conditions in a wetsuit.

Nice pics, Frank, and that 17m Bularoo will provide a lot of water time this summer accelerating your learing curve; impressive kite and impressive performance on your part. Look forward to many more...
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Re: Clinton Lake: 03/20/2011

Postby Kevin » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:24 am

Nice pics, cool place.

What wind directions work best there? How is the launch?
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Re: Clinton Lake: 03/20/2011

Postby Safe_Cracker » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:38 pm

NIce!!! Might be a place I would like to scope out in the winter months! I can hit lake Michigan at any temp, coldest this year was 19F air temp with a 25g 33kt NE wind making the wind chill well below zero. I am sure I can handle any of that warm water down there plus i would give me a chance to visit family in Bloomington/Normal lOl. :D

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