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#10873158 - 05/26/15 12:21 PM Broken Bow over spillway
Stump jumper Offline
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Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 6983
Loc: Rockwall
When I checked this morning it was about 3/4s of a foot over. I would like to see some pics of the Lower Mtn. Fork. I guess I will forget about going in June.

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#10873229 - 05/26/15 01:02 PM Re: Broken Bow over spillway [Re: Stump jumper]
Wannabefishing Offline
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Registered: 04/30/04
Posts: 54
Loc: Allen
Check out LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS at the bottom of this page. Wow!

LMFR Foundation

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#10873246 - 05/26/15 01:09 PM Re: Broken Bow over spillway [Re: Stump jumper]
Wannabefishing Offline
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Registered: 04/30/04
Posts: 54
Loc: Allen
I periodically get a newsletter from Woodruff Guide Service (excellent fly fishing guide, by the way).

Here is what he sent out this morning:

"On Sunday, May 24, 2015, a rainy spring, very poor scheduling of routine maintenance on the Broken Bow Hydroelectric Facility and an outdated water release protocol by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers all combined to push Broken Bow Reservoir to a historic level of 628 feet above sea level. With the water beginning to top the Spillway Gates the Corps of Engineers opened all 8 flood gates 2 feet. This resulted in a release of around 22,000 cfs traveling down Spillway Creek and the Lower Mountain Fork River, flooding much of Beavers Bend State Park and damaging some roadways and park buildings . This release is combined with an additional 5,800 cfs from the hydroelectric plant to give a total release of 27,800cfs and is causing unprecedented flooding along the Mountain Fork and Little River in Southeastern Oklahoma and Southwestern Arkansas. For perspective normal release through Spillway Creek is about 90 cfs. The 2009 flood event was a release of 6,000 cfs from the Spillway and a total release of just over 11,000 cfs. This release will continue until the lake is down below the flood pool level.

You can monitor lake and release levels here:
http://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/BROK.lakepage.html

Please note that Beavers Bend State Park is officially closed. In addition the release has flooded the pumps that supply drinking water to the area and Hochatown and Broken Bow do not have a public water supply. Most, or all, restaurants, restrooms, etc. are closed until the supply is restored.

I will provide an update and an assessment of the river and the Trout fishery as soon as the gates are closed.

Lake Fork and the other lakes I guide on in East Texas are in great shape and I will be offering guide trips for Bass and Bream until I can get back on the Lower Mountain Fork in a few weeks."

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#10875663 - 05/27/15 12:40 PM Re: Broken Bow over spillway [Re: Stump jumper]
Stump jumper Offline
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Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 6983
Loc: Rockwall
When I was there in early May there was a little buck that lived in the area near Cold Hole. He would come out in the morning and evening looking for hand outs. I was wondering last night if he made it to high ground.

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#10877435 - 05/27/15 11:50 PM Re: Broken Bow over spillway [Re: Stump jumper]
cephusjoe Offline
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Registered: 04/02/13
Posts: 972
Those pics are crazy, sad thing is the red river if going to go even higher... Sorry shreveport


Edited by cephusjoe (05/27/15 11:50 PM)
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#10878367 - 05/28/15 12:08 PM Re: Broken Bow over spillway [Re: Stump jumper]
Stump jumper Offline
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Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 6983
Loc: Rockwall
New pics and info on the LMF website. Evening hole, cold hole, and fly shop bridges destroyed. Massive piles of trees in river. Trout rising in stream and workers for the Corp are taking trout from puddles below dam and returning to the stream. Looks like there will be another big release with most every county to the north under a flood warning.

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