On Sunday March 10, Findorff was again unprepared for rain and thaw. The rain amounted to .93 inches, augmented by melting snow.
The area furthest from the lake had been recently excavated, but no erosion controls were visible along the fence.
Out on the ice of Lake Mendota, Findorff had been dumping snow excavated from the construction site. The dumping of snow was intentional--it was in large piles dropped by a power shovel.