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My understanding is that generation levels are based purely on energy demand requirements and impact on the fishery is always a distant second. I am curious to see the constant generation that has been going on for the past couple of weeks. There is not a ton of peak flow but a constant 2000-4000 cfs. Is it just dumb luck that this constant generation is falling at a time when we see a lot of fish moving up near the dam or is it a planned event to keep DO levels up? How has this impacted fishing over the past couple of weeks? Is it enabling the larger fish to stay out of the outlets and away from the outlet humpers?

I am trying to plan a trip in a couple of weeks and as usual am trying to be prepared.

-Jerod

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because of today's weather and tomorrows prediction, I would expect the lake to go into the flood pool which probably predicts a constant release for a time. I believe they also release a lot when the long term forecast is wet in order to maintain the maximum flood pool.

Today's release is tomorrows gift to another fisherman.

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We are forecast to get something like 5 to 7 inches of rain in the next couple of days in the northern part of the state. I am not sure how far south it will extend and how much of that eventually makes it's way towards Table Rock.

-Jerod

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My understanding is that generation levels are based purely on energy demand requirements and impact on the fishery is always a distant second. I am curious to see the constant generation that has been going on for the past couple of weeks. There is not a ton of peak flow but a constant 2000-4000 cfs. Is it just dumb luck that this constant generation is falling at a time when we see a lot of fish moving up near the dam or is it a planned event to keep DO levels up? How has this impacted fishing over the past couple of weeks? Is it enabling the larger fish to stay out of the outlets and away from the outlet humpers?

I am trying to plan a trip in a couple of weeks and as usual am trying to be prepared.

-Jerod

Just wanted to make a point about your post. You said the COE consider power demand and then fishing.

It's -

1. Flood Control

2. Power Demand

3. Recreation (fishing included)

They WERE running water because of water levels, not power demand. Now that's not 100% correct though... they manage their water carefully- to get the most out of their power plants, both hydro and coal burning. But my guess would be to keep TR level down in case of more rain... which we got.

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