If we lived somewhere that received double-digit yearly rainfall, this might be of concern. As it is, though, we just have lake-front property a couple of days a year. The girl scouts even floated paper boats on our lake last week. Maybe we should get some remote-control boats and have our own version of Seattle's Seafest? Personally, I think ducklings would look adorable paddling along on the patio lake, but I'm not sure how happy they would be the other 363 days of the year.