Champ is taking advantage of the high water in the lake to make the rounds to businesses he can’t normally reach. Here he is outside the Vermont Lake Monsters front office down at the King St. ferry dock in Burlington.

Flooding Burlington Vermont Lake Champlain Champ 04 Champ Spotted!

He’s not very bashful right now and hung around for a few portraits while I was walking around the waterfront.

Flooding Burlington Vermont Lake Champlain Champ 03 Champ Spotted!

For those of you that haven’t made it down to Perkins Pier to see the flooding, here are a few shots of what it looks like now. According to NOAA, the lake is at 100.7′. I’ve heard reports that it is supposed to crest 101′ and with 80″ of snow remaining on Mt. Mansfield I have little doubt that we’ll get there.

Flooding Burlington Vermont Lake Champlain Champ 01 Champ Spotted!

Normally, these benches are a nice place to watch the sun set and be safe from waves. Today, you’d be hard pressed to get out there without hip waders.

Flooding Burlington Vermont Lake Champlain Champ 02 Champ Spotted!

For comparison, here’s what it looked like last March. The dark line on the water is the Burlington breakwater which is completely submerged right now.

Sunset Burlington Vermont Lake Champlain Silhouette 01 Champ Spotted!

Related Posts: