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#10858220 - 05/20/15 11:11 AM Rising Water
Aggroman Offline
Angler

Registered: 08/08/13
Posts: 489
Loc: Texas
This makes the third week in a row that my day off falls on a monsoon, so the kayak stays in the garage. I don't get along well with heavy rains and rivers anymore. grin I can't/won't complain about the rain, it's too precious to this parched land. We had a reservoir that had gone dry a few years ago, and after Monday nights 12 hour downpour, it's near half full capacity as of this morning. thumb It was a great kayaking lake. Last time we could get a yak on it was 2008.
But with that amount of rain all at once, comes the inevitable flooding. We had lots of stranded cars in town, but no serious injuries or problems.
I have made it a point to get out with my camera gear around the area if I can't get out in the yak. So last week was a relaxing look at the South Concho. This week is a look at the North and Middle Concho when mother nature gets riled up. We had a great time shooting Tuesday, and watching our lakes fill up.

Here's a short video from yesterday.

https://vimeo.com/128343341

Scott

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#10858230 - 05/20/15 11:17 AM Re: Rising Water [Re: Aggroman]
teenfisherman Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/29/09
Posts: 1739
Loc: Lubbock
That's another great video!! The music you paired with it was great, and I really liked how the title at the beginning "flowed" into the center!

Great way to spend a day off
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#10858294 - 05/20/15 11:37 AM Re: Rising Water [Re: teenfisherman]
Aggroman Offline
Angler

Registered: 08/08/13
Posts: 489
Loc: Texas
Thanks man!

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#10858330 - 05/20/15 11:52 AM Re: Rising Water [Re: Aggroman]
Bass Art Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/16/03
Posts: 3874
Loc: Talty, TX
Great video! There's alot of water there.

We kayaked about 4 miles of the Lower Mountain Fork last May when they were letting out 8000 cfs at the generators. We were south of hwy 70, but the flow looked like the flow in your video. We put in at a wide spot and it looked manageable, but as soon as we rounded the first bend, the river got much narrower and things got very hectic. It was pretty unnerving most of the way, and I definitely wouldn't do it again.
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#10858546 - 05/20/15 01:15 PM Re: Rising Water [Re: Aggroman]
Aggroman Offline
Angler

Registered: 08/08/13
Posts: 489
Loc: Texas
Thanks. Yea, I prefer to see floods at a distance nowadays. lol

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#10858595 - 05/20/15 01:29 PM Re: Rising Water [Re: Aggroman]
Txwhitacre Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 1707
Loc: Lakeside, TX
Thanks for the video! I hope all that makes it to Ivie.

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#10858968 - 05/20/15 03:32 PM Re: Rising Water [Re: Aggroman]
YakAnglerTTU Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/03/13
Posts: 46
Loc: Arlington, TX
Wow even White River Reservoir is now 30%!! All the oldtimers told me it used to be one hell of a fishery before the 10+ year drought.

http://www.waterdatafortexas.org/reservoirs/individual/white-river

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#10859001 - 05/20/15 03:52 PM Re: Rising Water [Re: YakAnglerTTU]
teenfisherman Offline
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Registered: 07/29/09
Posts: 1739
Loc: Lubbock
Originally Posted By: YakAnglerTTU
Wow even White River Reservoir is now 30%!! All the oldtimers told me it used to be one hell of a fishery before the 10+ year drought.

http://www.waterdatafortexas.org/reservoirs/individual/white-river





The one fish I caught out there monday! They're scattered, but still in there!
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#10859235 - 05/20/15 05:50 PM Re: Rising Water [Re: Aggroman]
IslandJim Online   content
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/08/14
Posts: 198
Loc: Rockport, TX
Wheeeeeeee!! Even Lake Medina came up 17 feet! But, it's still 70 feet below pool level! Any water is greatly appreciated down there.

IslandJim

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