High Water Closes Popular Conneaut Harbor Sandbar
The problems caused by the high level of Lake Erie are not limited to Erie and Presque Isle.
The high water has also led to the closing of a popular spot in Conneaut, Ohio.
The rising water has breached the sandbar in Conneaut harbor, forcing the Conneaut Port Authority to close it until the water recedes.
During good weather, hundreds of people a day pay a $5 fee to drive onto the sandbar.
It is popular for activities including swimming, sunbathing, kite boarding and birdwatching.
This is the highest water level in the harbor since the late 1980s.
Harbor visitor Rich Griffin said, "I have been coming here for 20 years. I never saw it through the sandbar, ever. It is just unreal."
Conneaut Port Authority Chairman Wally Dunne said, "We are disappointed in the fact that people taking early vacations will not have an opportunity to go out on the sandbar, probably not until sometime in July."