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What do you suppose this means?

 

NOTE: Due to heavy rain across the basin, a flood surcharge operation
      is currently being conducted utilizing the turbines and project spillway.
      The spillway release is 83,200 cfs.

Found in on the COE lake level page.  I think its guvermint speak for build an ark.

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3 hours ago, J-Doc said:

That's TONs of water!

If i did not have to bowl might drive around take a look at it.  Would like to see it. The flow has now up to  102,000 cubic feet a second. The lake dropped 1/100 of a foot last report. But that report was taken right at the end of a heavy rain. 

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With all this water all our stripers might swim all the way to Huntsville......I know they swim upstream to spawn, not sure about this time of year.

 

But if they do wash down into Table Rock there won't be any trout down there to stop them. Wish someone would post some picks from Beaver Town or Holiday Island. I am picturing 80 foot oaks washing down through there in my head.

I will get in the truck and drive to the dam in about an hour to see for myself, don't think I want to chance going to Beaver though....

 

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16 minutes ago, Stump bumper said:

With all this water all our stripers might swim all the way to Huntsville......I know they swim upstream to spawn, not sure about this time of year.

 

But if they do wash down into Table Rock there won't be any trout down there to stop them. Wish someone would post some picks from Beaver Town or Holiday Island. I am picturing 80 foot oaks washing down through there in my head.

I will get in the truck and drive to the dam in about an hour to see for myself, don't think I want to chance going to Beaver though....

 

This guy has some pretty good video and stills of the Beaver town bridge.

https://www.facebook.com/smith.treuer

 

 

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The corps should have opened the gates by Saturday morning.  They don't take advantage of the more accurate weather forecasting these days.  The lake level was already 1124.  So what if they lowered it to 1120.4 and it didn't rain much?  That's where it should have been anyway.  Corps was asleep, feckless, or whatever in my opinion.  They used to do better 20 years ago than they do now.  It's the same story as the last big flood, unprepared.  If we have a 100 year event it will probably top the dam and wash out, due to unpreparedness.  If there is major damage below the dam I would not mind seeing a court martial of the powers in charge.  It is not much different than running a ship aground the way I see it.

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1131.94 at Noon. I did not know it could get past 1130. Our community floating docks electrical box is mounted at 1131 and is now compromised. retaining Cables inboard and outboard seem at max extension.  Much higher and I'm afraid winch damage or failure may occur. Walk ramp is already out 50'+ from shore in 20' of water. Interesting winter so far. 

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