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  1. Yup, for now, after the rain this week, Beav will get topped back off, Bull be back on the rise, TR might come come up a foot or so. What we need is a good 15" soaker, test some of the corps theories on lake management. Oh well I guess, maybe they'll get to normal by the time the spring rains get here.
  2. Hell, the ENTIRE region was flooded this summer, except at...... yep you guessed it TR!!
  3. Boat dealerships, mechanics, marina owners, alot will tell you business is half when lakes are flooded. Heck the BPT cancelled on Grand cause of high water and stayed a Table Rock, while I'm sure it helped the folks around Table Rock, I'm sure it affected someone, somewhere on Grand. If someone wanted to put a day of research into it, I bet they could find plenty of instances were high water has an economic impact, but that wont be me, I'm not a numbers guy, I just spout ignorant rants.
  4. Umm, well that was just one instance, ranging from laying utility lines to residential and commercial construction, I've had my fair share of dealing with engineers and architects. Their ideas and designs aren't always in touch with reality. But if you want to keep your head in the sand, and just accept whatever line you've been told, that's your right to do so. Several of you guys say high water in our lakes only effects recreational activities, but tell that to the folks out at Lead Hill, people that make their living directly from Bull, ask them how having the lake 40ft high every summer effects their livelihood. I will keep on with my ignorant rants.
  5. Look, I dont care if it's Johnny or whoever the hell, all I'm saying in the last several years something has changed. Could it possibly just be unusual weather patterns, maybe, but that's a big maybe. It's just awfully odd how Bull and Beav, especially Bull, is always way higher than Table Rock. Bout every fisherman I talk to locally grumbles about it, I'm just bringing it up for discussion and maybe stirring it up a bit. The Beaver thread has been dead for quit awhile, maybe at the very least this will wake it up.
  6. Devan, I dont put much stock into what some engineer or architect tells me after 25 plus years of working with them. They can draw you some pictures and scales and crunch a bunch of BS numbers together, but in the real world their numbers dont match reality. Example: I have a family business with several buildings and asphalt around them. When we were in the planning stages and going to city council meetings and whatnot, the mayor( who was a retired engineer by the way) came out with a bunch of calculations from our run off, and told people at those meetings that we'd FLOOD the town. Well long story short, we got approval to build and guess what, no such flooding has occurred in the 11+ years we've been there. Point being, numbers can be manipulated to be whatever you want them to be. Oh and by the way, ole Johnny has alot more interest in Table Rock than just selling shirts, if you havent noticed he owns everything on the east side of the lake.
  7. Did Bull come up 8ft after the October 6th rain? Im guessing Bulls basin received more than 2".Your playing on both sides of the fence, or just stirring, which I like. And yes there is an optimum tourney level, it's about 10ft or more below normal pool.
  8. And with that reasoning, Bull should've come up 40ft with the 10"-12" rain we received on October 6th. No man it dont compute!!
  9. Ask anyone who lives near a lake or makes their living from the lake, how they're effected having a flooded lake. I'm just saying, a massive lake like Bull Shoals just came up 8ft, from a 2" rain last week, that doesn't compute.
  10. I'm only pointing out how strange it is that Bull and Beav are constantly flooded, while Table Rock enjoys normal pool most of the time. This wasn't the case in the 70s-2000s , but something has changed, and I'm guessing money talks.
  11. I'm saying BS, more like Johnny don't want the Corps letting Table Rock get too high. This is a fairly recent development, I dont remember our lakes at or near flood pool all the darn time in years past. Someone somewhere pocketing lots $$$
  12. Is there anything that we can do about the way the corps manages our water levels? Bull is nearing 11ft high and rising( 16 ft if you go by old normal pool level) and Beaver is 1.5ft from top of flood pool, after just being there last weekend!! And now their slowing down releases at both Bull and Beaver, meanwhile Table Rock is less than 2ft high and their is no signs their gonna slow down on releasing water. Every summer for the past several years Beaver and Bull are flooded all summer while Table Rock pretty much remains at normal level.
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