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#10839791 - 05/12/15 09:20 PM How high will they let Lavon get
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Registered: 08/31/01
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Loc: Tyler, TX, USA
Before they release enough water into Hubbard to fill it the rest of the way? Is there some strategic reason to hold the water in Lavon?

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#10839800 - 05/12/15 09:23 PM Re: How high will they let Lavon get [Re: Razorback]
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They are dumping her right now 3933 CF , the whole trinity water shed is a balancing act , Hubbard will be releasing soon

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#10839875 - 05/12/15 09:47 PM Re: How high will they let Lavon get [Re: Razorback]
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Loc: Rockwall & a lake somewhere
Hubbard is only 6 inches low now
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#10839893 - 05/12/15 09:54 PM Re: How high will they let Lavon get [Re: Razorback]
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I get that they have to consider the entire Trinity. I was just wondering why they would let Lavon get over 4 feet high while Hubbard was still several inches below normal,

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#10839894 - 05/12/15 09:55 PM Re: How high will they let Lavon get [Re: Razorback]
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I heard it is closer to 3943cfm, but who really knows, I heard they round up to the closest prime number. Its still flushing the toilet and that's a good thing. Hubbard will be high before we know it.


Edited by emorydog (05/12/15 10:14 PM)
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#10839908 - 05/12/15 10:01 PM Re: How high will they let Lavon get [Re: Razorback]
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I don't know where to look up CFM released, but Richland Chambers has 24 gates open, and Lewisville is 6'high and Ray Roberts is 7' high. Considering how this effects the Trinity downstream I hope they have good computers.

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#10840082 - 05/12/15 11:46 PM Re: How high will they let Lavon get [Re: Razorback]
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It is rated In seconds, not minutes. USACE has a page for that...

All Fort Worth District lakes:
http://www.swf.usace.army.mil/About/LakesandRecreationInformation.aspx

Lavon (with level & Release stats):
http://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/lavon/
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#10840087 - 05/12/15 11:49 PM Re: How high will they let Lavon get [Re: Frank the Tank]
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Originally Posted By: Frank the Tank
Hubbard is only 6 inches low now

But strangely enough, the arm of the lake past the Rowlett Road bridge is still dry. I'm wondering if the work being done at Miller Rd bridge has affected water flow through there...? confused
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#10840408 - 05/13/15 08:23 AM Re: How high will they let Lavon get [Re: Razorback]
Tiltman Offline
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It's not dry , you may be seeing weed and brush growth but it's not dry

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#10840431 - 05/13/15 08:30 AM Re: How high will they let Lavon get [Re: Razorback]
Cpace Offline
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Loc: Rockwall, TX
2.5 ft of water up there about 2 weeks ago. more now I'm sure

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#10840760 - 05/13/15 10:05 AM Re: How high will they let Lavon get [Re: Razorback]
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Originally Posted By: Razorback
I get that they have to consider the entire Trinity. I was just wondering why they would let Lavon get over 4 feet high while Hubbard was still several inches below normal,


probably because the Trinity downstream of Hubbard is so high. Once Hubbard hits full pool, it just spills over I believe. Lavon can handle the excess capacity, Hubbard and the Trinity cannot.

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#10840803 - 05/13/15 10:14 AM Re: How high will they let Lavon get [Re: Razorback]
Tiltman Offline
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Lavon can handle much more flood than Hubbard , Hubbard has gates not a spill that I know of.

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#10840968 - 05/13/15 10:54 AM Re: How high will they let Lavon get [Re: Razorback]
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rh's max storage is only 90000 acre feet more than full pool, while lavon can hold 470000(total-921200) acre feet extra, or over 5 times as much. ll iis at 512000 at present so it is capable of much more. hope it doesn't get tested.


Edited by dragonsdaddy (05/13/15 10:56 AM)

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#10841080 - 05/13/15 11:25 AM Re: How high will they let Lavon get [Re: Razorback]
slim 285 Offline
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It was at 507 or 508 one time. I think it was somewhere between 1989 to 1991.
They will not let it get that high again . It was starting to go over the top of the flood gates. They had to open the gates more than they ever had before.
Letting it get to 502 or 503 is just doing it job as far as flood control

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#10841848 - 05/13/15 03:31 PM Re: How high will they let Lavon get [Re: Razorback]
BrianTx01 Offline
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Registered: 04/13/09
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Loc: Fort Worth
Have ramps started closing at Lavon?
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