Is a familiar warning right now across many of the local lakes and ponds. With over 8 inches of rain falling since the start of July, many rivers have swelled above peak capacity and have flooded bridges and roadways. This has also caused many of the lakes and ponds to rise above docks and beaches. Residents living on the water may be experiencing basement and even first floor flooding. And of course, this is happening right at the peak of most summer watersports activities. Many of the towns have enacted a lake and pond wide “No Wake Zone” to reduce residential damage and shoreline erosion. Please heed these guidelines until the water levels have subsided. This, however, may be a while with the continued storms passing through each day, and a forecast of further precipitation in the near future.