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#12579926 - 01/15/18 03:35 PM Monticello - Could this be true?
TysonS Offline
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Outside of the plant closing I heard from a local at the ramp that they may open up the lake to connect to Sandlin? Has anyone else heard this? I hope its not true.

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#12579937 - 01/15/18 03:38 PM Re: Monticello - Could this be true? [Re: TysonS]
GIG'EM AGGIES Offline
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Not a chance. Fake news.
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#12579954 - 01/15/18 03:44 PM Re: Monticello - Could this be true? [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
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Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Not a chance. Fake news.


Thank goodness!

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#12579960 - 01/15/18 03:45 PM Re: Monticello - Could this be true? [Re: TysonS]
Chris G Offline
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There's always a chance of just about anything in today's world. Think about it, our last 2 Presidents are Obama and Trump! smile

For this case, I don't see the benefit other than if they did then the land around Monti could be developed which would be very interesting to say the least. I seriously doubt they go down that path, but again, you never know.
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#12579971 - 01/15/18 03:52 PM Re: Monticello - Could this be true? [Re: TysonS]
DJB Offline
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I'm setting on the pumps one summer and I'm the only one on the lake.I watch a guy unload at the ramp and he comes wtfo and sets down 20 yds from me. He yells,Where's the cut to Sandlin!. I replied ,right over that dam. He got a puzzled look on his face and turned around went back to ramp and loaded up and left.

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#12579978 - 01/15/18 03:57 PM Re: Monticello - Could this be true? [Re: DJB]
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LOL atleast it was a short drive.

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#12579993 - 01/15/18 04:04 PM Re: Monticello - Could this be true? [Re: Chris G]
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Originally Posted By: Chris G
There's always a chance of just about anything in today's world. Think about it, our last 2 Presidents are Obama and Trump! smile

For this case, I don't see the benefit other than if they did then the land around Monti could be developed which would be very interesting to say the least. I seriously doubt they go down that path, but again, you never know.


The guy I spoke with mentioned that it may be an option instead of someone managing the "lock" since that is currently managed by the power plant. Of course Sandlin's water level is lower than Monti so it would pull alot of water out of the productive areas everyone is used to fishing. Especially North of the highway bridge....

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#12580061 - 01/15/18 04:47 PM Re: Monticello - Could this be true? [Re: TysonS]
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Monticello is owned by TXU and I can't see a situation where they would benefit by connecting to Bob Sandlin and vice versa. Another issue is the two lakes are on two different levels same as Cypress Springs. It may happen one day who knows but most on here won't be around to see it.
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#12580098 - 01/15/18 05:14 PM Re: Monticello - Could this be true? [Re: TysonS]
Chris G Offline
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Originally Posted By: TysonS


The guy I spoke with mentioned that it may be an option instead of someone managing the "lock" since that is currently managed by the power plant. Of course Sandlin's water level is lower than Monti so it would pull alot of water out of the productive areas everyone is used to fishing. Especially North of the highway bridge....


That would essentially EMPTY the entire North end of the lake if they did that. So, I just can't see them doing that. The monetary value the state places on the fish alone would make that foolish.
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#12580505 - 01/15/18 09:20 PM Re: Monticello - Could this be true? [Re: Chris G]
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Originally Posted By: Chris G
There's always a chance of just about anything in today's world. Think about it, our last 2 Presidents are Obama and Trump! smile

For this case, I don't see the benefit other than if they did then the land around Monti could be developed which would be very interesting to say the least. I seriously doubt they go down that path, but again, you never know.



i hope the guy that cut down all the trees in monticello cove does not own a bulldozer. did he ever go to jail.

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#12580539 - 01/15/18 09:49 PM Re: Monticello - Could this be true? [Re: Chris G]
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Originally Posted By: TysonS

someone managing the "lock" since that is currently managed by the power plant.

Lock? What Lock???

Originally Posted By: Chris G

That would essentially EMPTY the entire North end of the lake if they did that. So, I just can't see them doing that. The monetary value the state places on the fish alone would make that foolish.


Let's do a 'what if':

The water elevation is only 2.5 feet difference. Normal pool of Sandlin is only a foot below current level of Monti. They could split the differences in normal elevation... Otherwise dredging of Monti on the north end would be required

Back to reality...
I think I read that TXU was deeding the plant property back to other entities (Titus County?) when they dismantle the plant. I wonder if that includes deeding the lake back to the state or water district.


Edited by David Burton (01/15/18 10:03 PM)
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#12580573 - 01/15/18 10:46 PM Re: Monticello - Could this be true? [Re: TysonS]
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I heard this also from an employee at the plant. It is right at 4' elevation difference.
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#12580587 - 01/15/18 11:14 PM Re: Monticello - Could this be true? [Re: meP2too]
Dwhitt Offline
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No jail time !! And still fishing a lot of big tournaments.Seems when daddy has $$ kids do whatever they want !!!

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#12580604 - 01/16/18 01:01 AM Re: Monticello - Could this be true? [Re: meP2too]
Allen Bass Fisher Offline
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Loc: Allen, TX
Originally Posted By: meP2too
Originally Posted By: Chris G
There's always a chance of just about anything in today's world. Think about it, our last 2 Presidents are Obama and Trump! smile

For this case, I don't see the benefit other than if they did then the land around Monti could be developed which would be very interesting to say the least. I seriously doubt they go down that path, but again, you never know.



i hope the guy that cut down all the trees in monticello cove does not own a bulldozer. did he ever go to jail.


No they fined him something like $275/K. He paid it and laughed all the way to the bank. Just raised the price of the lots to cover the fine. Judge got him though in the end. They deemed the waterfront sites unfit to build boat houses (they will not grant building permits) so the land owner must sell and disclose no boat docka can be built.

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#12580621 - 01/16/18 04:36 AM Re: Monticello - Could this be true? [Re: TysonS]
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Can someone explain all this? ^^^^ what happened?
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