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#10878250 - 05/28/15 11:25 AM Lake Somerville Very Close to Spillway
big10 Offline
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Keith had his post on nm so I figured I would make one on Somerville. Currently Somerville is .9 feet from flood pool. I'm assuming this is the point it will go over. Not sure if these gates are designed to have water run over them. If so, why not release a little water to avoid a disaster. hmmm loco
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#10878340 - 05/28/15 11:59 AM Re: Lake Somerville Very Close to Spillway [Re: big10]
jsinn01 Offline
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I've heard it's already going over.

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#10878383 - 05/28/15 12:17 PM Re: Lake Somerville Very Close to Spillway [Re: big10]
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Probably is already going over. Not sure how often they update the site but now it shows to be rising over a foot every 24 hours. If it's not going over now, it will be soon with them only releasing 1 cfs
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#10878425 - 05/28/15 12:37 PM Re: Lake Somerville Very Close to Spillway [Re: big10]
Texashorseman Offline
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I does not go over the gates.....it goes over at the overlook end of the dam.....I will post a pic shortly of what it looked like early this morning.....

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#10878479 - 05/28/15 01:03 PM Re: Lake Somerville Very Close to Spillway [Re: big10]
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Here's a link to the Brazos River guages. When you move the cursor over a gauge station, you can read the flood stage. Note the Brazos is almost at flood stage at Hempstead and Richmond. And the river is flowing over 100,000 CFS at Hempstead. If you live near the river in that area or farm or ranch in that area, you probably have a different opinion about releasing water than we do up river.
http://www.brazos.org/USGSGaugingSystem.asp
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#10878498 - 05/28/15 01:07 PM Re: Lake Somerville Very Close to Spillway [Re: big10]
Texashorseman Offline
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Here is one from yesterday.....could not find the one from this morning....it was almost over the concrete spillway part on the left of the picture.....this is looking from the dam toward overlook end....

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#10878587 - 05/28/15 01:44 PM Re: Lake Somerville Very Close to Spillway [Re: big10]
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Amazing! Thanks for sharing.

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#10878736 - 05/28/15 02:39 PM Re: Lake Somerville Very Close to Spillway [Re: big10]
big10 Offline
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Yes ken, I look at that site several times a day as well as this one.

http://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/cgi-bin/rcshtml.pl?page=Reports&report=fish

I'm not saying i disagree with them holding all the water around here. Just saying they could maybe let a little out of some of the highest lakes to keep them from running over.
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#10879280 - 05/28/15 06:32 PM Re: Lake Somerville Very Close to Spillway [Re: big10]
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Sorry Jerry, wasn't meaning to point a finger. Understanding the COE is beyond me anyway.
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#10879334 - 05/28/15 06:59 PM Re: Lake Somerville Very Close to Spillway [Re: big10]
Jay In Somerville Offline
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Yup, it's bad. Lots of folks worried here. Guess I wont be fishing for awhile.

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#10879946 - 05/29/15 02:06 AM Re: Lake Somerville Very Close to Spillway [Re: big10]
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But the duck hunting will be fantastic!
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