High lake levels, like this scene from Kentucky Lake in late spring of 2011, make for dangerous boating conditions. Recent torrential rains have many Kentucky lakes well above normal summer pool levels with streams high and roiling. Kayakers, boaters and swimmers should wear their life jacket at all times during high water.
The middle of July usually means less grass mowing because of the parched, brown conditions of most lawns. Streams normally run low and clear in mid-summer and concern about drought clouds people’s minds.