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#10876650 - 05/27/15 06:49 PM Grapevine spillway history
Rob Lay Offline
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Lake is currently at 555.72 and spillway is 560. I went back and these are the only 4 times I can find in Grapevine Lake history where it went over the spillway. Anyone remember?

Appears the dates it went over were...

June 5th, 1957 - 560.80 max
October 31st, 1981 - 563.29 max
June 13th, 1989 - 562.32 max
May 3rd, 1990 - 562.96 max

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#10876702 - 05/27/15 07:09 PM Re: Grapevine spillway history [Re: Rob Lay]
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I was there in 1981, it when it washed out the road behind the spillway and made the big deep hole that later they concreted...
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#10876731 - 05/27/15 07:19 PM Re: Grapevine spillway history [Re: Rob Lay]
361V Offline
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Yes. One of those in the 80's caused lots of erosion & washed out the road for a long time.
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#10876818 - 05/27/15 07:49 PM Re: Grapevine spillway history [Re: 361V]
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I watched the road go in 81. the pond it created is deeper than the lake itself on one side of it and is full of fish till this day. it uncovered a bunch of dino tracks as well. that road used to be "U" shaped instead of a straight shot to the bait store.
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#10876858 - 05/27/15 08:02 PM Re: Grapevine spillway history [Re: senko9S]
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Originally Posted By: senko9S
I watched the road go in 81. the pond it created is deeper than the lake itself on one side of it and is full of fish till this day. it uncovered a bunch of dino tracks as well. that road used to be "U" shaped instead of a straight shot to the bait store.


You must be old. hammer

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#10876859 - 05/27/15 08:02 PM Re: Grapevine spillway history [Re: Rob Lay]
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Originally Posted By: Rob Lay



that's also a major reason none of the vegetation tpwd planted never took or any natural vegetation for that matter.
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#10876868 - 05/27/15 08:04 PM Re: Grapevine spillway history [Re: Brent S]
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Originally Posted By: Brent S
Originally Posted By: senko9S
I watched the road go in 81. the pond it created is deeper than the lake itself on one side of it and is full of fish till this day. it uncovered a bunch of dino tracks as well. that road used to be "U" shaped instead of a straight shot to the bait store.


You must be old. hammer


haha, only 41 here. I grew up on that lake since it was all bikers on the cliffs in the 70's.
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#10876991 - 05/27/15 08:42 PM Re: Grapevine spillway history [Re: senko9S]
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Originally Posted By: senko9S
Originally Posted By: Brent S
Originally Posted By: senko9S
I watched the road go in 81. the pond it created is deeper than the lake itself on one side of it and is full of fish till this day. it uncovered a bunch of dino tracks as well. that road used to be "U" shaped instead of a straight shot to the bait store.


You must be old. hammer


haha, only 41 here. I grew up on that lake since it was all bikers on the cliffs in the 70's.


Dang bro! You're as old as I am! wink

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#10877023 - 05/27/15 08:49 PM Re: Grapevine spillway history [Re: Ken A.]
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no im not Gary... grin
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#10877068 - 05/27/15 08:59 PM Re: Grapevine spillway history [Re: Rob Lay]
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Tonight's storms should be enough to push it over in a few days. I was down at California Crossing today and it is already full.
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#10877153 - 05/27/15 09:22 PM Re: Grapevine spillway history [Re: Rob Lay]
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I can remember in 81 there were people standing in the water as it topped the spillway netting fish as they came over. ( about 50 yards or so after it crested the spillway) I was only a 10 year old pup when that happened.
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#10877218 - 05/27/15 09:42 PM Re: Grapevine spillway history [Re: T Gutierrez]
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I was skipping rocks at you.
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#10877239 - 05/27/15 09:47 PM Re: Grapevine spillway history [Re: Rob Lay]
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I don't remember anything about 1981...too young.
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#10877242 - 05/27/15 09:48 PM Re: Grapevine spillway history [Re: senko9S]
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ill give up the spillway pond but am curious if anyone here has fished it. its surrounded by reeds so bank access is limited. I used to hit it hard in my float tube, easiest jig fish ive ever caught. the concrete 45 angle is a topwater dream. it used to be core but now its city so I have no idea on the legalities.
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#10877256 - 05/27/15 09:51 PM Re: Grapevine spillway history [Re: BrianTx01]
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Originally Posted By: BrianTx01
I don't remember anything about 1981...too young.


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