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Kevin B.

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Looking at the generation schedule tomorrow it looks like they are running light generation most of the morning. How wadeable is it when they are calling for 50 MW? Thanks.

Kevin

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What number do you call to get the generation schedule and what generation rates are conducive to wading below the dam? The above post indicates 50 mw is okay and 100 mw is too much, so what would the cutoff rate be? Also, what is mw--megawatts?

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Dave

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Dave,

You can get the generation schedule here -- Generation Schedule. It is usually updated for the next day in the late afternoon (by 5:00), and is a projection, not a promise (which can be frustrating if you drive 2 hours to get there). While not a guarantee, it seems reasonably reliable. The MW is megawatts and I think (someone can correct me if I'm wrong) 50 MW is effectively "1 unit" while 100 MW is "2 units" and so on. Normally the schedule seems to show 50 MW increments.

Kevin

What number do you call to get the generation schedule and what generation rates are conducive to wading below the dam? The above post indicates 50 mw is okay and 100 mw is too much, so what would the cutoff rate be? Also, what is mw--megawatts?

Thanks

Dave

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -- Mark Twain

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Dave,

You can get the generation schedule here -- Generation Schedule. It is usually updated for the next day in the late afternoon (by 5:00), and is a projection, not a promise (which can be frustrating if you drive 2 hours to get there). While not a guarantee, it seems reasonably reliable. The MW is megawatts and I think (someone can correct me if I'm wrong) 50 MW is effectively "1 unit" while 100 MW is "2 units" and so on. Normally the schedule seems to show 50 MW increments.

Kevin

Thanks Kevin. In looking at the tables they refer to hours 1 through 24. I assume hour 1 is 1:00 AM. Is that right? Actually midnight to 1:00 AM I suppose.

Dave

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I'm still a little fuzzy about what's wadeable and when. I'm heading down in a couple weeks and want to wade the upper area in the mornings. It's been a couple or years, but I thought that 1 unit was pretty much wadeable up there. Is it kind of marginal for wading around the outlets and rebar?

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I'm still a little fuzzy about what's wadeable and when. I'm heading down in a couple weeks and want to wade the upper area in the mornings. It's been a couple or years, but I thought that 1 unit was pretty much wadeable up there. Is it kind of marginal for wading around the outlets and rebar?

Thanks

anybody?

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Right now... they are using 50MW as 2 units...

I was out the other night and that is what they had going ...

Be very careful of wading right now... the bottom has changed A LOT since the Easter flood.

a lot of the bottom has not settled in yet... it does roll out from under your feet..

If they are running I would say stay close to the bank... around about waist deep.

The water is still really murky... at knee deep you cant not see your feet so there again.. the bottom has changed and there are new holes everywhere... a lot of the shallow areas has deepened

Leonard

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Right now... they are using 50MW as 2 units...

I was out the other night and that is what they had going ...

Be very careful of wading right now... the bottom has changed A LOT since the Easter flood.

a lot of the bottom has not settled in yet... it does roll out from under your feet..

If they are running I would say stay close to the bank... around about waist deep.

The water is still really murky... at knee deep you cant not see your feet so there again.. the bottom has changed and there are new holes everywhere... a lot of the shallow areas has deepened

Leonard

Thanks, Leonard

Sounds like mixed news. In lower generation a few years back I was disappointed in the lack of channel and 'stream structure.' But I also don't wand to end up swimming. I tend to stay less than waist deep down there anyway, since I really don't know the lake well.

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