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Looking at these maps, which outlet is which? Are they numbered from the dam down, or the other way? Assumed 3 was closest to the ramp, but wanted to be sure.

For the last few years, I haven't tried to get my 18' Nitro through the shoal at Lookout I believe. Fairly certain I'd be OK at most levels we've seen there, but it's tight. Haven't had any trouble getting past the narrows unless too many boats congregated in the channel there.

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Where is the best spot to get the current level? Do you all have a visible gauge at your place? I've never even thought to look while there. Always just eyeballed it based on the depth at fall creek.

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Update - after the high water in January, 2016, things have changed BUT not the general channel.  I looked at the map I created and these are the things I see that's changed:

1.  No real change at Fall Creek except the "bar" is now out in front of the dock shop at Fall Creek Marina.  There's no bar out in front of the creek anymore except for the pile of rocks at the mouth.

2.  The Narrows is much narrower and the flat there is much shallower.  Some days when the water is off, some of the flat is out of the water completely.

3.  Lookout area is the same.  It's non passable during no generation unless you have a jet.

4.  The Chute is much different.  No generation - it's more narrow and faster current.  At 704 feet, you better be in the channel because the flat on the SW/upper side will get you - shallower.

5.  Everything above the Chute is the same.

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So after looking at the map and reading through this there is really nothing I need to watch for from the Landing up to Fall Creek, is that right.  I am running navionics on my boat so I can just stay in the main channel and be ok.

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