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#11372700 - 01/26/16 08:56 PM Angelina River below Sam Rayburn
Rayzor Offline
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Registered: 05/13/08
Posts: 4433
Loc: Magnolia, Texas
Anyone been here lately? Releasing lots/some/no water? Water color?

Thank you!
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#11373208 - 01/27/16 07:18 AM Re: Angelina River below Sam Rayburn [Re: Rayzor]
lamoon78 Offline
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Registered: 05/05/10
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Loc: Livingston Tx
They have been releasing some water.

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#11373979 - 01/27/16 12:06 PM Re: Angelina River below Sam Rayburn [Re: Rayzor]
hunterfishes Offline
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Registered: 05/30/13
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currently releasing 9200 CFS river is high and fast they are trying to get rayburn back below normal elevation before more rain hits upstream.


Edited by hunterfishes (01/27/16 12:06 PM)

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#11374915 - 01/27/16 06:09 PM Re: Angelina River below Sam Rayburn [Re: Rayzor]
Rayzor Offline
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Registered: 05/13/08
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Loc: Magnolia, Texas
Thank you. I have no idea how 9200 cfs relates to too much or normal. Are we talking a nice green flow or brown rapids?
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#11375124 - 01/27/16 07:31 PM Re: Angelina River below Sam Rayburn [Re: Rayzor]
KutTail71 Offline
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Registered: 06/02/13
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Loc: Pasadena, Tx
Are they predicting more rain?

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#11376269 - 01/28/16 09:25 AM Re: Angelina River below Sam Rayburn [Re: Rayzor]
hunterfishes Offline
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in east texas this time of year they always expect more rain I'm not sure what the Corp's policy is but I know they normally try to keep the lake below normal pool in the spring to handle any additional water Rayburn is tasked with flood control on the lower neches.

As for the river condition if you are familiar with the covered boat dock to the north of the Hwy 63 bridge the water is currently about halfway up to the roof of that dock. Rayburn generally releases around 3000 to 4000 CFS when they are only generating, but I'm not sure how wide they have the flood gates open right now but the flow again this morning is 9200 CFS.

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#11377695 - 01/28/16 07:52 PM Re: Angelina River below Sam Rayburn [Re: Rayzor]
Rayzor Offline
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Registered: 05/13/08
Posts: 4433
Loc: Magnolia, Texas
Well, if it halfway up the roof of a boat dock, I would say that the water is still HIGH.
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#11379968 - 01/29/16 07:46 PM Re: Angelina River below Sam Rayburn [Re: Rayzor]
HItec Redneck Offline
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Registered: 05/28/08
Posts: 269
Loc: Houston, Tx
You can go here and get the current data, generate reports, trends etc. for Sam Rayburn. It looks like they are reducing the release.

http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?site_no=08039300

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#11380436 - 01/30/16 07:05 AM Re: Angelina River below Sam Rayburn [Re: Rayzor]
hunterfishes Offline
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Registered: 05/30/13
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this is the Site for the Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District lakes it gives current data for all the lakes they manage in the area.

http://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/lake/status.htm

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