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#11450286 - 03/01/16 06:39 PM Possible solution to low lake levels??
Biscuits Offline
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Registered: 01/18/06
Posts: 2545
Loc: Medina Lake Tx
I was out fishing today and was thinking maybe a solution to the next drought would be if the TPWD would place inflatable rubber trees in the lakes. When the water levels drop just inflate the rubber trees and the volume of air would displace the water and raise the water lever. The added benefit would it would give the fish a place to hide. and hang out. Just brainstorming.
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#11450298 - 03/01/16 06:47 PM Re: Possible solution to low lake levels?? [Re: Biscuits]
WillieKetchum Offline
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Registered: 06/11/15
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Bernie will prolly wanna do that for us.

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#11450325 - 03/01/16 06:59 PM Re: Possible solution to low lake levels?? [Re: Biscuits]
Chris_K Online   content
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Registered: 01/14/15
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Surprising I've seen someone pose this same question before. Surprisingly, I don't think it ended well

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#11450349 - 03/01/16 07:07 PM Re: Possible solution to low lake levels?? [Re: Biscuits]
Rayzor Offline
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Thousands of air mattresses secured to the bottom would help also.
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#11450361 - 03/01/16 07:11 PM Re: Possible solution to low lake levels?? [Re: Biscuits]
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when the lake gets low.... Wade fish.
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#11450401 - 03/01/16 07:25 PM Re: Possible solution to low lake levels?? [Re: Biscuits]
Im RICK JAMES Offline
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Whose gonna swim down there and blow them up?
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#11450468 - 03/01/16 07:58 PM Re: Possible solution to low lake levels?? [Re: Im RICK JAMES]
Biscuits Offline
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Originally Posted By: Im RICK JAMES
Whose gonna swim down there and blow them up?


Simple, just hook each bag to a hose and manifold system. Inflate as the levels drop to maintain a steady lake level.
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#11450469 - 03/01/16 07:59 PM Re: Possible solution to low lake levels?? [Re: Biscuits]
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What's up, Biscuits? How you been?
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#11450490 - 03/01/16 08:10 PM Re: Possible solution to low lake levels?? [Re: Duck_Hunter]
Biscuits Offline
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Originally Posted By: Duck_Hunter
What's up, Biscuits? How you been?

Living the dream dude. Just bought a house on three acres in Castroville. My lake is full of water and the fishing is great. How is life treating you guys?
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#11450526 - 03/01/16 08:26 PM Re: Possible solution to low lake levels?? [Re: Biscuits]
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I thought you were talking about this

who needs a boat ramp

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#11450536 - 03/01/16 08:30 PM Re: Possible solution to low lake levels?? [Re: Biscuits]
Tracker Tim Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
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Loc: Murphy, TX
We should truck in icebergs and let them melt.

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#11450559 - 03/01/16 08:37 PM Re: Possible solution to low lake levels?? [Re: Biscuits]
361V Online   content
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Not again.
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#11450677 - 03/01/16 09:16 PM Re: Possible solution to low lake levels?? [Re: Biscuits]
FlaNative Offline
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Registered: 08/19/11
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Loc: Between Azle & Lake Worth
Instead of raising the water level maybe we could lower the surrounding land... dig some vent holes in the shores and let enough air out of the surrounding hills to lower the land to water level...
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#11450709 - 03/01/16 09:29 PM Re: Possible solution to low lake levels?? [Re: Biscuits]
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Originally Posted By: Biscuits
Originally Posted By: Duck_Hunter
What's up, Biscuits? How you been?

Living the dream dude. Just bought a house on three acres in Castroville. My lake is full of water and the fishing is great. How is life treating you guys?


Congrats! Life is good.

Someone on here proposed large air bladders being sunk into lakes struggling with water levels about a year ago. It didn't go well.
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#11450735 - 03/01/16 09:36 PM Re: Possible solution to low lake levels?? [Re: FlaNative]
Biscuits Offline
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Loc: Medina Lake Tx
Originally Posted By: FlaNative
Instead of raising the water level maybe we could lower the surrounding land... dig some vent holes in the shores and let enough air out of the surrounding hills to lower the land to water level...


Not a bad idea if the over burden was put into the lake it would raise the level. I think the cost of fuel and labor may make that idea unpractical.
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