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#10763751 - 04/13/15 10:25 AM Ya gotta see it to believe it
Texas Husker Offline
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Registered: 06/17/05
Posts: 15729
Loc: Ft. Worth
With a couple of years of low rain and dropping lake water levels, you can imagine how many dead trees, limbs, bottles, cans, etc. have been accumulating on the shorelines. EM up until today has had a steady rise of 2'. This has been very gradual and trash inflow has been negligible . However, with this hard rain this morning, all this has changed. We have at least 2 inflows and 2 creeks east of my place and with all this sudden water, this has flushed everything out into the lake. It actually looks almost like some of the old pictures you see from the Northwest when they floated all the logs down the rivers.

About 10 years ago, this same thing occurred then. All I remember is that it took me about 5 days to remove approx. 2500 lbs. of trash off my shoreline. I have a feeling that this same thing is what I'm going to be doing for the rest of this week. If there are any volunteers out there, I have lots of good blue bell and plenty of shiner in the fridge.

Seriously guys, if you are getting on EM in the next couple of days, I think slow speeds would be a very wise way to travel.

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#10763767 - 04/13/15 10:28 AM Re: Ya gotta see it to believe it [Re: Texas Husker]
RedRaider3933 Offline
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Registered: 02/26/10
Posts: 2883
Loc: Plano, TX
I don't understand what is so difficult about putting trash into trashcans. Pretty sad.
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#10763784 - 04/13/15 10:30 AM Re: Ya gotta see it to believe it [Re: Texas Husker]
Mark Jones Offline
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Registered: 10/18/11
Posts: 1913
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#10763791 - 04/13/15 10:32 AM Re: Ya gotta see it to believe it [Re: Texas Husker]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12686
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
This is off topic but there has currently been a problem with Blue Bell ice cream. Be careful.

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#10763800 - 04/13/15 10:34 AM Re: Ya gotta see it to believe it [Re: Texas Husker]
Texjef84 Offline
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Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 227
Loc: Colleyville, Tx
I think it was 2007 the last time I remember huge rains, almost set the record for rainfall I think, but Granbury was the same way. There were huge debris fields, telephone poles, refrigerators and a few large propane tanks came floating down the lake. I guess it's better than the fish kills we've had over the years on Granbury

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#10763814 - 04/13/15 10:37 AM Re: Ya gotta see it to believe it [Re: Texas Husker]
Brad R Online   content
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1404
Loc: Texas
"Lake trash" has a different connotation, of course, but it is just so hard to accept that people who are obviously nature lovers, like to be outdoors and so forth, are often quite capable of tossing a bottle or a can in the water or dropping fast food paper sacks along the shore.

If I were a "pay" lake, I'd have little baggies that you could hand to entrants, tell them that if they sort of fill it up, they'll give them a dollar as they exit. It would raise awareness, get some trash picked up, too.

Two pretty clean lakes, Squaw Creek and Wheeler Branch, still have some clutter around the shores and for these lakes and others, this would be a good way to keep up the maintenance a bit.

Brad

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#10763862 - 04/13/15 10:48 AM Re: Ya gotta see it to believe it [Re: Texas Husker]
TXnewbie Offline
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Registered: 12/10/12
Posts: 258
Loc: Eagle Mtn, TX
I live on East side of EM. Man was it coming down. I was so excited I drove over to Old Spot. Was shocked to see the level lake is at now. Wouldn't be surprised if weather does what they say Twin Points ramp will be usable soon.

This is great!

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#10763863 - 04/13/15 10:48 AM Re: Ya gotta see it to believe it [Re: RedRaider3933]
Texas Husker Offline
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Registered: 06/17/05
Posts: 15729
Loc: Ft. Worth
Originally Posted By: RedRaider3933
I don't understand what is so difficult about putting trash into trashcans. Pretty sad.


I totally agree. When the lake was at its lowest (10.93') about 2 months ago, I decided to clean up all my shoreline where the water had receded. I only have about 85' of shoreline, but I still picked up 210 cans, bottles, needles (yes, I used extreme caution when picking these up) styrofoam containers, etc.

Given the opportunity, people can be and often are more sloppy than pigs.

I guess I can't totally complain though. With the falling water, I have been able to increase my crank bait collection by about 5 lures. The only problem with that is that I have about 10 plano boxes full of crank baits, spinnerbaits, buzz baits, rattle traps, etc. and I very seldom even put a crank bait rod in the boat anymore. I'm old enough that slooowwww plastics fishing is about all I do. I think that if the TFF could ever get together and put on a fishing swap meet (like we used to talk about), I would be a substantial contributor to what would be available.

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#10764468 - 04/13/15 01:21 PM Re: Ya gotta see it to believe it [Re: Texas Husker]
COHLMEYER Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 10/21/08
Posts: 3766
Loc: Weatherford, TX
glad to have water back in the lake. I'll pick my battles.. I can fish around some trash and pick it up while I'm at it.

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#10764700 - 04/13/15 02:10 PM Re: Ya gotta see it to believe it [Re: Texas Husker]
Karl Dietz Online   content
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Registered: 07/07/13
Posts: 941
Loc: Weatherford & Lake Fork, Texas
Twin Points open?
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#10765498 - 04/13/15 06:56 PM Re: Ya gotta see it to believe it [Re: Texas Husker]
Rayzor Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/13/08
Posts: 4579
Loc: Magnolia, Texas
I have seen two cuts off of rivers in he last year that were so clogged with plastic bottle, Styrofoam, cans and other floating [censored] that I couldn't believe it. Personally, I wish they had never invented the resealable plastic bottle. As a recyclable cash-making item, it takes WAY too much for it to be profitable. If we went back to glass bottles and aluminum cans, you would not have a 10th of the trash in our lakes, streams, rivers, ditches, in our fields and along our roads. People would gladly pick these up to be sold for deposits and scrap. JMO.
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#10765585 - 04/13/15 07:23 PM Re: Ya gotta see it to believe it [Re: Texas Husker]
Duck_Hunter Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 03/24/14
Posts: 11148
Loc: North Texas
Originally Posted By: Texas Husker
With a couple of years of low rain and dropping lake water levels, you can imagine how many dead trees, limbs, bottles, cans, etc. have been accumulating on the shorelines. EM up until today has had a steady rise of 2'. This has been very gradual and trash inflow has been negligible . However, with this hard rain this morning, all this has changed. We have at least 2 inflows and 2 creeks east of my place and with all this sudden water, this has flushed everything out into the lake. It actually looks almost like some of the old pictures you see from the Northwest when they floated all the logs down the rivers.

About 10 years ago, this same thing occurred then. All I remember is that it took me about 5 days to remove approx. 2500 lbs. of trash off my shoreline. I have a feeling that this same thing is what I'm going to be doing for the rest of this week. If there are any volunteers out there, I have lots of good blue bell and plenty of shiner in the fridge.

Seriously guys, if you are getting on EM in the next couple of days, I think slow speeds would be a very wise way to travel.


I'm out of town this weekend, but I'd help for a few Shiners!

Here is a spillway near my house on the Trinity today. Usually there is a twenty foot wide bike path across this spot. Not today!

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#10766002 - 04/13/15 09:19 PM Re: Ya gotta see it to believe it [Re: Texas Husker]
PhishWhisperer Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/29/12
Posts: 476
Loc: Orange, TX
Lots of that trash blew out the bed of pickups.

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#10766483 - 04/14/15 06:33 AM Re: Ya gotta see it to believe it [Re: Texas Husker]
Hog Jaw Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/09/08
Posts: 1798
Loc: The Great State of Texas
When we had that big rain here in Granbury last year , friends and I sat on the dock to watch all the items float by , it was crazy , some people are just plain stupid .

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