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FWIW- The press release I saw on facebook which was probably simplified to general terms for the masses said:

Up to 15,000 CFS (based on their webpage only shows about 12,000 cfs or 80% of what they posted they could/would release).

about a foot per day (which the only real day it ran without rainfall was the 27th where it dropped between 6 and 8 inches just spit-balling the graph).

Releases are weather dependent (looks like they shut something down because the tail water elevation came down over 4 ft. today)

BTW it takes a whole lot more water to get rid of 1ft. of elevation @ 1127 than it does @ 1120 so they probably threw out a rough average of total CFS to get to 1120 divided by total estimated time they would release to give an idea. 

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There is no earthly way to know that releasing a certain amount of water will lower the lake level a certain amount.  It's only a rough guess. 

Along with raising water levels comes soil saturation.  And there's no way for anyone to know or calculate how much saturation has taken place lake-wide.  If you drop a lake 1ft. then the water from the saturated soil is going to go where?   You guessed it. 😊  And that's going to raise lake level how much?   No possible way to know.

It's all just guessing.  This isn't a leak proof bucket of water they are dealing with.  

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4 hours ago, GENTLE said:

Dude, calm down, just stating the obvious,  maybe everything an engineer says or does isn't always correct. 

I’m saying the reference was inappropriate. Arm chair quarterbacks are everywhere including your assertion. 

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Beaver over 1129 now, forecast calls for rain next week, how much I do not know, but it doesn't take much with this saturated ground to send Beaver up over 1130, and then they'll have to open the flood gates.   Why not at least run full generation, get that green electricity?   

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On 2/5/2020 at 11:48 AM, GENTLE said:

Welp, all I can say is that it's going to be an interesting spring!!

Well it might just be. everywhere. Depends o  snow and rain. Thing I do not think you understand is levels in the lake depend on a few thousand miles of lakes and rivers all the way down to New Orleans. Some years back LOZ was high and they dropped a lot of it out about 3 days later It hit St charles. They were just getting high water under control from a historic flooding of flooding along the Missouri and Mississippi. The new additional bulge of water caused extreme flooding and financial damage to the St Charles area. So you see there Their are  millions of people all the way to New Orleans that can be effected by water levels. I think in your case you might not have enough experience to know how to adapt  to conditions. Even if the adapting means staying home and doing some honey do's 

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