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#11735963 - 07/22/16 07:14 AM Lake Belton Releases
donothin Offline
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Registered: 05/16/08
Posts: 665
Loc: Belton Lake, Moffat
Lake Belton is still 15' high but the COE reduced the release. Wonder why when most of the other lakes in the system are close to normal.

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#11736300 - 07/22/16 10:24 AM Re: Lake Belton Releases [Re: donothin]
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Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 1816
Loc: Hurst, Texas
Trying to figure out the COE policy on water release is in the Mission Impossible category. The have cost the local marinas millions by holding the water level high when there did not appear to be a logical reason.

Have you tried asking the local office why they are not lowering the lake to conservation level?
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#11737063 - 07/22/16 04:50 PM Re: Lake Belton Releases [Re: donothin]
hook-line&sinker Offline
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Registered: 01/02/03
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Loc: Bryan, Texas
It doesn't make sense until the COE directives are understood. Mostly it is about downstream conditions and demands for water. Flood control and water conservation is the primary function of most COE reservoirs and often they deal with one extreme or the other (drought or flood). Either way the COE has directives, rules & laws they follow when it comes to managing the lakes. It is seldom any one person that makes decisions about the what, where, when and how the COE operates.
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#11737192 - 07/22/16 06:29 PM Re: Lake Belton Releases [Re: donothin]
SALLYSUE Offline
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Registered: 02/26/05
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Loc: BELTON TEXAS
TLP is a mess and what I am hearing all ramps will be closed for a while

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#11737719 - 07/23/16 06:23 AM Re: Lake Belton Releases [Re: hook-line&sinker]
donothin Offline
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Registered: 05/16/08
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Loc: Belton Lake, Moffat
I understand, but the releases from other lakes in the system with the exception of Somerville are back to pretty much normal. They reduced the release from Belton by about 1000cfs. Not criticizing, just trying to understand the logic.

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#11738560 - 07/23/16 07:29 PM Re: Lake Belton Releases [Re: donothin]
hook-line&sinker Offline
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Loc: Bryan, Texas
Belton has a small spillway like Somerville and Granger. Does anyone know the maximum amount of water the COE can release from Belton? I know Somerville tops out at a mere 2500 cfps.. and that Whitney returned to normal level last week but the COE can drop that lake a foot per day..
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#11741933 - 07/25/16 07:39 PM Re: Lake Belton Releases [Re: donothin]
PTGfish Offline
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Registered: 03/16/10
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Loc: Waco, TX
Whitney is already a foot low. That makes no sense, you would think the water from belton would satisfy any needs downstream. I heard that they can't charge for water if the lake is above pool. Don't really believe that but who knows.

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#11741967 - 07/25/16 07:55 PM Re: Lake Belton Releases [Re: donothin]
Jim A. Offline
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Registered: 03/06/09
Posts: 431
Loc: Frankston TX
does anyone know how much lower the level has to drop for the ramps to open?

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#11741974 - 07/25/16 08:00 PM Re: Lake Belton Releases [Re: donothin]
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Registered: 06/12/06
Posts: 2699
Loc: Temple, Texas
Belton tops out around 6000 cfps.
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#11749923 - 07/30/16 09:55 AM Re: Lake Belton Releases [Re: donothin]
Big Brown Bass Offline
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Registered: 08/21/03
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Loc: Anderson / Erwin, Texas. USA
Are there no ramps open on Belton now?
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#11750355 - 07/30/16 05:14 PM Re: Lake Belton Releases [Re: Jim A.]
SALLYSUE Offline
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Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 3485
Loc: BELTON TEXAS
Originally Posted By: Jim A.
does anyone know how much lower the level has to drop for the ramps to open?
14 days after it gets to normal

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#11750358 - 07/30/16 05:15 PM Re: Lake Belton Releases [Re: Big Brown Bass]
SALLYSUE Offline
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Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 3485
Loc: BELTON TEXAS
Originally Posted By: Big Brown Bass
Are there no ramps open on Belton now?
Lake View is open and we always called it Franks

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