Most of the time the word “current” and Crystal Lake are not compatible.
In times of high water, however, the flow is from west to east.
Yesterday was one of those days, as I explained in my story entitled, “Crystal Lake Rising.”
Compare the water level with what it was the third week of last August, which you can see in the photo with green grass below.
I didn’t have time to go behind the Main Beach fence Thursday night to get a shot of the water flowing out of the lake into the outlet that feeds Cress Creek last night, so I did it Friday.
As you can see, there is quite a current.
Above is what the weir (little dam) looked like a year ago. The screen which park district employees just took down was up on April 5, 2007.
There were no carp spawning yet. These were swimming on June 8th of last year.