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#10801527 - 04/27/15 05:46 PM Hummmm there she blows!!!! Lavon dump
LEFTOUT Offline
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Registered: 01/19/08
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For the first time in five years water is being released from Lavon Lake.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, who is the owner and operator of the lake, said recent rain events filled the lake above the normal conservation pool, into the flood pool, on Saturday, April 25 by nearly a foot, bringing the water level to 492 feet mean sea level

Well it would be terrible if we save a little water for summer. Just sayin.


Edited by LEFTOUT (04/27/15 05:48 PM)
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#10801558 - 04/27/15 05:55 PM Re: Hummmm there she blows!!!! Lavon dump [Re: LEFTOUT]
Bud B Offline
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Yeah, it seems funny to see all this water being released at Cedar Creek too, after all that low water. And all the creeks around here are rocking and rolling again.
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#10801560 - 04/27/15 05:56 PM Re: Hummmm there she blows!!!! Lavon dump [Re: LEFTOUT]
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#10801722 - 04/27/15 06:51 PM Re: Hummmm there she blows!!!! Lavon dump [Re: LEFTOUT]
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I thought the same. Why not keep it at least a foot above pool. I mean it's not hurting anything or anyone.
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#10801739 - 04/27/15 06:55 PM Re: Hummmm there she blows!!!! Lavon dump [Re: LEFTOUT]
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Registered: 04/30/13
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The foot belongs to The City of Dallas.

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#10801796 - 04/27/15 07:12 PM Re: Hummmm there she blows!!!! Lavon dump [Re: SheCrappieKilla]
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They have to release it, we get another big rain and it could cause all kinds of flooding.

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#10801819 - 04/27/15 07:20 PM Re: Hummmm there she blows!!!! Lavon dump [Re: LEFTOUT]
Outfitter Nomore Offline
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Registered: 09/28/05
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Loc: Keller
Heck Grapevine has had its Conservation pool lowered 3 times, from 540 to 538 to 535. The last time was to let Southlake have Trophy Club Park and connect to Bob Jones Horse Park. They complain about not having water but they can ride their horses were the lake once was.

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#10801886 - 04/27/15 07:30 PM Re: Hummmm there she blows!!!! Lavon dump [Re: LEFTOUT]
happycampr Offline
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Not like it's going to waste, it's getting sent right down to Hubbard... now once Hubbard is full that is a different story, I think they should be able to save into the flood pool a bit. It would take a heck of a rain to fill 11 feet to the top of the dam.

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#10801892 - 04/27/15 07:32 PM Re: Hummmm there she blows!!!! Lavon dump [Re: LEFTOUT]
justchillin Offline
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Loc: cedar creek lake
They have laws and regulations they have to follow just like anyone else. It stinks that they cant let it stay a little above full pool , but it is what it is. Betcha the flood gate employee is glad to be back at work though !!

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#10802329 - 04/27/15 09:45 PM Re: Hummmm there she blows!!!! Lavon dump [Re: LEFTOUT]
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I usually never post any comments but couldnt let this one get by. I have fished this lake for years it is my favorite crappie lake. I admit that i get a few cold ones down and do that Indian rain dance, yall know the dance , cuz you have done it too. If the water in this lake gets too high they will close the boat ramp and parks again. When the water flows the fishing can really get good cuz them fish like moving water, so calm down my fishing brother's because the rain gods have been good to us.

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#10803017 - 04/28/15 08:36 AM Re: Hummmm there she blows!!!! Lavon dump [Re: LEFTOUT]
Gmann Offline
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First and foremost, Lavon is a flood control lake. They do not "owe" water to Hubbard. The COE will only release water downstream if the conditions can handle the inflow. Since Hubbard is still below pool, and Lavon is over, they are going to release water to "control" the flooding.

The gates were opened yesterday afternoon and the lake still rose another 4-6 inches. For the past several years, Lavon has not been drained to fill Hubbard.

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#10803110 - 04/28/15 09:06 AM Re: Hummmm there she blows!!!! Lavon dump [Re: Gmann]
BigDave1 Offline
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Loc: Allen, TX
Originally Posted By: Gmann
First and foremost, Lavon is a flood control lake. They do not "owe" water to Hubbard. The COE will only release water downstream if the conditions can handle the inflow. Since Hubbard is still below pool, and Lavon is over, they are going to release water to "control" the flooding.

The gates were opened yesterday afternoon and the lake still rose another 4-6 inches. For the past several years, Lavon has not been drained to fill Hubbard.


Tru Dat! Water over the flood pool is not owned by Dallas BUT is controlled by COE as their main thing in life is flood control! Since Hubbard is below pool level the COE is gonna let the water go as it has a safe place to go now.

I have seen in years past, water held in Lavon for awhile because Hubbard was full and the Trinity was also flooding. Also, the dam was constructed/engineered with a pool level of 492. Anything over 492 pool level exerts great forces on the dam. Yes it is built for some short term ability to hold above pool water but not on a permanent basis.
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#10804637 - 04/28/15 05:38 PM Re: Hummmm there she blows!!!! Lavon dump [Re: LEFTOUT]
LEFTOUT Offline
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Loc: Allen, Tx
I know been through this before water over pool belongs to down stream, except when they have to much, just think a few inches wouldn't hurt just glad it's full. Cedar Creek can't hold extra no flood plain, one inch over and gates open. As for moving water my lucks not that way seems Crappie get lock jaw when lake is dumping. With this fast rise they probably don't know what to do anyway. Luck to all and stay safe.
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#10805239 - 04/28/15 09:21 PM Re: Hummmm there she blows!!!! Lavon dump [Re: LEFTOUT]
I Got Worms Offline
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Registered: 08/17/08
Posts: 107
Loc: Lake Ray Hubbard
Bring it on we need it in hubbard! + can't wait to go bank fish the dam hope the gates are still open tomorrow

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#10805277 - 04/28/15 09:31 PM Re: Hummmm there she blows!!!! Lavon dump [Re: LEFTOUT]
Highbread Offline
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Loc: Plano, TX
anybody go out?

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