We installed the dock in early June with about 6 inches of freeboard. I install it close to the spring water level, knowing the level will decline by summer’s end. However what goes down sometimes goes up first. June has seen a lot of rain. Three days ago lake water lay about two inches below the dock surface. It rained all weekend, at times heavily, and yesterday morning a thunderstorm raged close by and poured sheets of water on already-soaked earth. I know exactly how hard it rained because I was out in the storm calling for a missing dog. I turned home when lightning flash and one beat later thunder cracked almost directly overhead, deciding it was not a good day to die. Just as I entered the house Chelsey tore up behind me, wildness in her eyes, and bolted in before me. All safe. I took this picture after the storm. One more heavy rain will submerge the dock. It’s happened before; everything returns to its level sooner or later.