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#10881772 - 05/29/15 05:41 PM Lake Arlington high water
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Richard Simpson Park at about 8 feet high:



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#10881825 - 05/29/15 06:05 PM Re: Lake Arlington high water [Re: cellis]
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http://waterdatafortexas.org/reservoirs/individual/arlington

Not at the 8 foot level yet, but still very impressive. Thanks for posting.
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#10881877 - 05/29/15 06:28 PM Re: Lake Arlington high water [Re: cellis]
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I have to agree with cellis USGS reports Arlington Lake at 558.40 Conservation pool is 550 looks like +8'.
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#10881898 - 05/29/15 06:35 PM Re: Lake Arlington high water [Re: ForkedJames]
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Originally Posted By: ForkedJames
I have to agree with cellis USGS reports Arlington Lake at 558.40 Conservation pool is 550 looks like +8'.


Yep, that's where I got the info.
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#10881903 - 05/29/15 06:37 PM Re: Lake Arlington high water [Re: cellis]
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I learned to swim under the old bridge at Bowman Springs, Before the lake was built.
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#10881958 - 05/29/15 06:58 PM Re: Lake Arlington high water [Re: ForkedJames]
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Heh, dang James, that's dating yourself because that was a while back!
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#10881989 - 05/29/15 07:11 PM Re: Lake Arlington high water [Re: cellis]
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I stand corrected. My source is several hours old. I saw another source from the Tarrant Water District also showing 8 foot plus over full.

Remember Fisherman's Paradise? Spent many a day there in the way past.
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#10882507 - 05/29/15 10:29 PM Re: Lake Arlington high water [Re: cellis]
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Anyone know if there is a way to determine release for Arlington?
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#10882512 - 05/29/15 10:31 PM Re: Lake Arlington high water [Re: cellis]
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There goes my bait run idea.
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#10882619 - 05/29/15 11:56 PM Re: Lake Arlington high water [Re: cellis]
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Arlington does not have a spillway that they can open or close. When the lake is over full the water runs out of a "morning glory" type of spillway at the dam.
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#10882794 - 05/30/15 06:24 AM Re: Lake Arlington high water [Re: cellis]
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As kids my brothers and sister and I swam at Womacks, near the old silo. My dad kept several lots leased at Homer's. Now this was when the lake didn't have the trash influence it does now. As crazy teenagers my friends and I would grass surf the north face of the dam near the LAKE ARLINGTON letter display.

Yes It does put a date to ya.
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#10885896 - 05/31/15 06:44 PM Re: Lake Arlington high water [Re: cellis]
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Do they not have regular flood gates on a dam? I thought the morning glory spillway would be in addition to the normal dam gates?
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#10885898 - 05/31/15 06:44 PM Re: Lake Arlington high water [Re: cellis]
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Anyone have an update?
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#10885907 - 05/31/15 06:49 PM Re: Lake Arlington high water [Re: BrianTx01]
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Originally Posted By: BrianTx01
Anyone have an update?

3.67 feet high now
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#10886045 - 05/31/15 07:58 PM Re: Lake Arlington high water [Re: BrianTx01]
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Originally Posted By: BrianTx01
Do they not have regular flood gates on a dam? I thought the morning glory spillway would be in addition to the normal dam gates?


No. Only a morning glory.
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