Went to the lake yesterday and tidied the garden up and swept the landing stage, got a bin load of leaves and then went for some lunch at the cafe.
Sailing was out of the question as the water was full of leaves and bits of twigs and would not take long to spin your props off, never seen it so bad ! but the other lake was clear and looking over the bridge realised that the water level was so low (about 3inches down) that it wasn't flowing over the lip into the big lake so it was backing up all the rubbish in our lake.
We went to see Wayne (head warden) and he said that it was full of dark brown sludge on the other side of the sluice gates and thats why he had closed them to stop this muck coming down and making the lake worse, don't know what he is going to do about it.
Yachts should be ok as the main rubbish is on the landing stage side of the lake.