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#10836824 - 05/11/15 08:50 PM Just a rumor....
DaggerDoc1 Offline
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Registered: 03/02/15
Posts: 147
Loc: Denton Tx
So I have been told they are going to open Ray Roberts spillway up 100% tomorrow possibly flooding out/ locking in some homes south of the damn. State troopers are going door to door informing folks. Anyone else hear of this? Prayers to those downstream if it's true but I def trust my source.
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#10837249 - 05/11/15 11:50 PM Re: Just a rumor.... [Re: DaggerDoc1]
PhishWhisperer Offline
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Registered: 07/29/12
Posts: 481
Loc: Orange, TX
If you live in ANY river bottom below a dam it's only a matter of when, not if!

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#10837285 - 05/12/15 01:55 AM Re: Just a rumor.... [Re: DaggerDoc1]
ForkFisher Offline
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Registered: 04/20/04
Posts: 153
Loc: Irving & Euless, TX
The Denton County Office of Emergency Management is providing the following notice to residents who live around Lake Ray Roberts: "The Denton County Office of Emergency Management is providing you notice that the National Weather Service is forecasting approximately 10-12 inches of rainfall through May 17, 2015. In conjunction with the forecasted rainfall, the United States Corps of Engineers anticipates releasing water from the Ray Roberts reservoir sometime within the next 12-24 hours. Please make preparations to ready yourself and your family to evacuate your residence within the next 12 hours. You may be requested to evacuate on short notice via a recorded phone message based on your residential 9-1-1 number. Preparations should be made to be away from your residence for a minimum of 24 hours up to approximately 48 hours. To sign up for emergency notifications, visit www.dentoncounty.com/emergencynotifications."

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#10837294 - 05/12/15 02:21 AM Re: Just a rumor.... [Re: DaggerDoc1]
davidsonbasser Offline
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Registered: 08/22/11
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Loc: Decatur, Texas
Apparently its true. My father works over in Aubrey area and some folks were mentioning it there as well.
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#10837451 - 05/12/15 07:26 AM Re: Just a rumor.... [Re: DaggerDoc1]
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Loc: Euless
Almost 2000cfs being released this morning.
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#10837801 - 05/12/15 09:28 AM Re: Just a rumor.... [Re: DaggerDoc1]
Fishbreeder Offline
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Registered: 02/07/10
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Loc: Brazoria County, Texas
Generally speaking, when lake waters rise to the point of causing minor damage to the backyards of gazillionaire lake house owners, the Corp releases huge amounts of water to save the backyard grass around the lake's edges. If this floods entire towns, damages homes and vehicles and disrupts life to downstream river dwellers, so what? The wealthy movers and shakers are happy.

Someday we'll all learn that "IT" is not about water, fish, exotic species, weeds in the water, fishing regulations, floods, droughts, etc. "IT" is about politics, power and money.

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#10837847 - 05/12/15 09:40 AM Re: Just a rumor.... [Re: DaggerDoc1]
Cwaynesmith2 Offline
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Registered: 08/10/13
Posts: 283
Loc: Wortham, Tx
Shouldn't you be in your storm shelter, waiting for Armageddon?

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#10837958 - 05/12/15 10:18 AM Re: Just a rumor.... [Re: Fishbreeder]
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Originally Posted By: Fishbreeder
Generally speaking, when lake waters rise to the point of causing minor damage to the backyards of gazillionaire lake house owners, the Corp releases huge amounts of water to save the backyard grass around the lake's edges. If this floods entire towns, damages homes and vehicles and disrupts life to downstream river dwellers, so what? The wealthy movers and shakers are happy.

Someday we'll all learn that "IT" is not about water, fish, exotic species, weeds in the water, fishing regulations, floods, droughts, etc. "IT" is about politics, power and money.



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#10837961 - 05/12/15 10:18 AM Re: Just a rumor.... [Re: DaggerDoc1]
04champ Online   content
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Registered: 04/22/15
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Loc: Dallas
how many lake front houses are there on Ray Roberts, exactly?

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#10837967 - 05/12/15 10:19 AM Re: Just a rumor.... [Re: DaggerDoc1]
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Registered: 03/08/10
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Loc: Gonzales, Tx
I think it has more to do with the integrity of the earthen dam.
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#10837977 - 05/12/15 10:21 AM Re: Just a rumor.... [Re: 04champ]
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Originally Posted By: 04champ
how many lake front houses are there on Ray Roberts, exactly?


Looking at Google Earth, I see only a few farm houses.
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#10838018 - 05/12/15 10:33 AM Re: Just a rumor.... [Re: ChuChu1]
04champ Online   content
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Originally Posted By: ChuChu1
I think it has more to do with the integrity of the earthen dam.


this is absolutely the case. Minor flooding is far more acceptable than potential disaster if there was a failure of either the Ray Roberts or Lewisville dams

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#10838052 - 05/12/15 10:42 AM Re: Just a rumor.... [Re: DaggerDoc1]
ChuChu1 Online   content
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Registered: 03/08/10
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Loc: Gonzales, Tx
Looking at the Ray Roberts Dam, it has no high water spillway. IF the water gets too high, it can cause the over saturation of the dam and a possible breach which would only get worse as the dam eroded. The only way to let water out are the gates, and there aren't many of them.
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#10838089 - 05/12/15 10:56 AM Re: Just a rumor.... [Re: DaggerDoc1]
04champ Online   content
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Registered: 04/22/15
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Loc: Dallas
there is a spillway west of the dam, you can see it from 455

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#10838098 - 05/12/15 10:59 AM Re: Just a rumor.... [Re: DaggerDoc1]
lare2 Offline
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Registered: 02/06/13
Posts: 314
Loc: Laredo Texas
any pics
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