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#10836980 - 05/11/15 09:40 PM Texoma better open the gates - wall of water coming down the red
PKfishin Offline
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Registered: 09/28/12
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Loc: Texas
Height Flow Median Flow
Red Rv nr Burkburnett, TX 05/11 20:30 CDT 10.79 33,400 461
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#10837231 - 05/11/15 11:31 PM Re: Texoma better open the gates - wall of water coming down the red [Re: PKfishin]
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#10837635 - 05/12/15 08:37 AM Re: Texoma better open the gates - wall of water coming down the red [Re: PKfishin]
TIM CLINE Offline
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The corp says projected level by Friday is 630.00 The current CFS at the Courtney river gauge is about 94,000 cfs. The river flows are dropping right now but with rain in the forecast who knows.

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#10837658 - 05/12/15 08:44 AM Re: Texoma better open the gates - wall of water coming down the red [Re: TIM CLINE]
gotta fish Offline
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Going to happen before Friday!

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#10838138 - 05/12/15 11:10 AM Re: Texoma better open the gates - wall of water coming down the red [Re: TIM CLINE]
PKfishin Offline
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I think they are asleep at the switch. Check out the wall of water coming from Burburrnet and Terall Ok! The lake is already full. It will go over the spillway and carry huge numbers of fish with it. If they turn on all four generators now maybe that wont happen.

http://waterdata.usgs.gov/tx/nwis/current/?type=flow

With the added rain coming this week, I think may is a washout for Texoma. May is normally the best month too.
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#10838251 - 05/12/15 11:44 AM Re: Texoma better open the gates - wall of water coming down the red [Re: PKfishin]
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Will letting water out flood some areas below?
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#10838265 - 05/12/15 11:48 AM Re: Texoma better open the gates - wall of water coming down the red [Re: PKfishin]
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bring it! unlike 2007, I am ready!
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#10838286 - 05/12/15 11:53 AM Re: Texoma better open the gates - wall of water coming down the red [Re: benp]
TGalyon1 Offline
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Originally Posted By: benp
Will letting water out flood some areas below?


Very much that's why they don't open the gates more. Texoma is a flood control lake.

The spillway is 640

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#10838398 - 05/12/15 12:36 PM Re: Texoma better open the gates - wall of water coming down the red [Re: TGalyon1]
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Originally Posted By: TGalyon1
Originally Posted By: benp
Will letting water out flood some areas below?


Very much that's why they don't open the gates more. Texoma is a flood control lake.

The spillway is 640
yep, I went over the river south of Idabel on 37 on Sunday. I thought they had opened the gates but then I remember they normally will not until the flooding quits downstream. The river was within the channel on Friday but well out on Sunday. From what I saw I doubt they will open the gates any time soon.

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#10838445 - 05/12/15 12:53 PM Re: Texoma better open the gates - wall of water coming down the red [Re: PKfishin]
Chris B Offline
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Originally Posted By: PKfishin
I think they are asleep at the switch. Check out the wall of water coming from Burburrnet and Terall Ok! The lake is already full. It will go over the spillway and carry huge numbers of fish with it. If they turn on all four generators now maybe that wont happen.

http://waterdata.usgs.gov/tx/nwis/current/?type=flow

With the added rain coming this week, I think may is a washout for Texoma. May is normally the best month too.

The fish are not going to get washed out of the lake. The river downstream is too high to release any water right now. Check the downstream gauge at Dekalb, TX. The lake is doing exactly what it is designed to do, don't panic.
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#10838463 - 05/12/15 12:59 PM Re: Texoma better open the gates - wall of water coming down the red [Re: PKfishin]
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O M G the striper population will all end up in Shreveport next week --LOL-- roflmao
Just kidding. Like Chris said don't panic smile
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#10838484 - 05/12/15 01:06 PM Re: Texoma better open the gates - wall of water coming down the red [Re: PKfishin]
TIM CLINE Offline
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I heard them snoring in the office when I actually spoke to someone about what the water is doing. LOL! They are extremely forth coming with the info they have and you can go online and see the stream gauges up and down the red river basin to see the issue they are dealing with. That little bit of water between Burk and Terrel is nothing the wall of water has already passed those locations a day or two ago. the Courtney gauge was over 100,000 cfs sunday. Water is dropping at all gauges today in the red and Washita.

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#10838773 - 05/12/15 02:38 PM Re: Texoma better open the gates - wall of water coming down the red [Re: TIM CLINE]
PKfishin Offline
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Ok. I'll not panic. However, I see it being two weeks before any ramps can open.
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#10838803 - 05/12/15 02:49 PM Re: Texoma better open the gates - wall of water coming down the red [Re: PKfishin]
formula462 Offline
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Registered: 09/08/13
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Loc: arlington, tx
kayaks! low water no pb ramp use high water no pb ramp use

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#10839439 - 05/12/15 07:44 PM Re: Texoma better open the gates - wall of water coming down the red [Re: PKfishin]
gotta fish Offline
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Registered: 12/01/11
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Went over to the dam this afternoon by Saturday the boat ramp will be totally under water and probably water on the pavement. Go check it out!

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