The operators of the Ledgemere dam lowered our lake by 1.5 feet on August 21/22 in anticipation of a deluge that hurricane Henri promised, but didn't deliver. It's amazing what a difference it made to our outlook when the sandy edges of our cove were exposed. Herons, ducks and squirrels used the new temporary shoreline to forage.
Mosquitoes loved it too. And we had a few small widow-makers (for killing small widows!) along our boardwalk to deal with afterwards.