Brightly colored Pickerel Weed flowers grow along the shore of Lake Olmstead in Augusta Tuesday afternoon May 3, 2016. Lake Olmstead is a 113-acre man made lake built in 1870 as part of a project to enlarge the nearby Augusta canal. The lake is named for Charles Olmstead who engineered the Augusta Canal expansion the creation of the lake which would eventually bear his name. Charles Olmstead also worked on the 350-mile Erie Canal linking Buffalo, N.Y., and Lake Erie with the Hudson River. MICHAEL HOLAHAN/Staff
Jesse Johnson fishes for bass from his boat on Lake Olmstead. Temperatures reached the mid-80s before storms moved in Tuesday.
At left, a pair of ducks swim on the lake. At right, brightly colored Pickerel Weed flowers grow along the shore. Lake Olmstead, a 113-acre man-made lake built in 1870, is named for Charles Olmstead who engineered the Augusta Canal expansion and the creation of the lake.