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#11839181 - 09/20/16 11:33 AM Why are they draining lake arlington?
Mark's Fence Repair Offline
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I have been fishing on Lake Arlington for a long time now really familiar with the lake I noticed that the water was dropping rapidly I covered the whole lake and I found these guys with these pumps they're probably pumping a lot of water out of the lake I also check the water Outlet for the power plant the water was over a hundred and five degrees I guess because it's sooo low.
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#11839182 - 09/20/16 11:34 AM Re: Why are they draining lake arlington? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Idk but that sucks

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#11839187 - 09/20/16 11:37 AM Re: Why are they draining lake arlington? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Drilling rig?
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#11839191 - 09/20/16 11:39 AM Re: Why are they draining lake arlington? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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I looked up the company on the truck.
They are into oil and gas-energy and environmental cleanup.

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#11839205 - 09/20/16 11:46 AM Re: Why are they draining lake arlington? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Drilling rig wouldn't require vast amounts of water necessarily. My guess is a frac job. The oil company obviously secured a deal with the city (or whoever owns the water) to purchase the water. And yes, they are a water transfer company that services the oil industry.

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#11839229 - 09/20/16 12:01 PM Re: Why are they draining lake arlington? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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I would guess those guys are having very little impact on the water level dropping. have you seen how green the grass is in Arlington? City of Arlington uses that water up quickly but fortunately Arlington is fed by Cedar Creek and Richland Chambers although I've seen in the past they let it drop to 11+ feet low without bringing it back up again.
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#11839282 - 09/20/16 12:31 PM Re: Why are they draining lake arlington? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Lake Arlington has such a small watershed, so in hot weather it loses water quickly, with not much inflow to replace it. not sure about your comment that it is fed by cedar creek and richland chambers; these lakes have nothing to do with Arlington. it is fed by village creek, so rain must come in a very small area to raise the level of the lake.

the water coming out of the power plant is hot (always) because they use it to cool the turbines.

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#11839311 - 09/20/16 12:50 PM Re: Why are they draining lake arlington? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
Luftwaffles Offline
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The lake is in fact fed by richland chambers via a pipeline, ive seen the storage tanks for it when I worked at twrd.

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#11839354 - 09/20/16 01:07 PM Re: Why are they draining lake arlington? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Interesting.
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#11839466 - 09/20/16 01:55 PM Re: Why are they draining lake arlington? [Re: tin man 55]
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Originally Posted By: tin man 55
not sure about your comment that it is fed by cedar creek and richland chambers; these lakes have nothing to do with Arlington. it is fed by village creek, so rain must come in a very small area to raise the level of the lake. the water coming out of the power plant is hot (always) because they use it to cool the turbines.


http://www.arlington-tx.gov/water/wp-con...ections-1-9.pdf

scroll to page 45 section 5.3.2
There's actually some really interesting stuff in that report.
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#11839579 - 09/20/16 02:50 PM Re: Why are they draining lake arlington? [Re: Fishinfellow]
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Originally Posted By: Fishinfellow
Originally Posted By: tin man 55
not sure about your comment that it is fed by cedar creek and richland chambers; these lakes have nothing to do with Arlington. it is fed by village creek, so rain must come in a very small area to raise the level of the lake. the water coming out of the power plant is hot (always) because they use it to cool the turbines.


http://www.arlington-tx.gov/water/wp-con...ections-1-9.pdf

scroll to page 45 section 5.3.2
There's actually some really interesting stuff in that report.


Interesting.
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#11839639 - 09/20/16 03:10 PM Re: Why are they draining lake arlington? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Yeah I know all about the 6 reservoirs tied together the power plant I've been fishing this lake 30 years my question is still the same why are they taking out the water? These pumps can empty an Olympic size pool in a few hours
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#11839663 - 09/20/16 03:23 PM Re: Why are they draining lake arlington? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Originally Posted By: Mark's Fence Repair
Yeah I know all about the 6 reservoirs tied together the power plant I've been fishing this lake 30 years my question is still the same why are they taking out the water? These pumps can empty an Olympic size pool in a few hours


Looks like they are using the water for drilling purposes.

City probably sold them so many feet of the lake, it's progress, hope and change...
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#11839797 - 09/20/16 04:24 PM Re: Why are they draining lake arlington? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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WoooHooo!!

The state finally took my advice and are draining it and turning into a parking lot.

Now if they could just do that to Eagle Mountain as well......
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#11839799 - 09/20/16 04:24 PM Re: Why are they draining lake arlington? [Re: Mark's Fence Repair]
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Did you call anybody to really find out, instead of asking on a fishing forum?

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