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#3507871 - 05/26/09 05:51 PM New lake comming ?
Just James Offline
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Registered: 01/12/03
Posts: 2639
Loc: Pittsburg Texas. u.s.a.
I was told at lake Fork Friday that there is a new lake in the making some where around Mt. Pleasant, that will be around 70,000 acres. Any truth to this ?


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#3508023 - 05/26/09 06:45 PM Re: New lake comming ? [Re: Just James]
skeet225zx Offline
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Registered: 04/29/09
Posts: 220
Loc: Lake O' The Pines
I did hear from a guy at the water district that there were plans for a new lake over that way, not sure about size or anything.

That has been a while, things may have changed by now.
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#3508030 - 05/26/09 06:48 PM Re: New lake comming ? [Re: skeet225zx]
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Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 1817
Loc: On The Water NE Texas
It would be Marvin Nichols Reservoir (70,000+ acres) but it's facing a lot of opposition from conservation groups and land owners.

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#3508055 - 05/26/09 06:56 PM Re: New lake comming ? [Re: epicoutdoors]
skeet225zx Offline
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Registered: 04/29/09
Posts: 220
Loc: Lake O' The Pines
Thanks for the info, where can you find info about it?
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#3508062 - 05/26/09 06:58 PM Re: New lake comming ? [Re: skeet225zx]
McGregor Offline
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Registered: 04/19/09
Posts: 152
Loc: McGregor, Texas
hope they make it.

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#3508073 - 05/26/09 07:01 PM Re: New lake comming ? [Re: skeet225zx]
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Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 1817
Loc: On The Water NE Texas

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#3508095 - 05/26/09 07:07 PM Re: New lake comming ? [Re: epicoutdoors]
skeet225zx Offline
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Registered: 04/29/09
Posts: 220
Loc: Lake O' The Pines
Thanks for the info, any word where the process stands. Is it go or no go?
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#3508118 - 05/26/09 07:13 PM Re: New lake comming ? [Re: skeet225zx]
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Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 1817
Loc: On The Water NE Texas
I think it's locked up in a political battle and is on the shelf for now.


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#3508120 - 05/26/09 07:13 PM Re: New lake comming ? [Re: Just James]
JackCaster Offline
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Registered: 03/31/08
Posts: 204
Loc: Plano, TX
check these out...
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kera/n...mp;SECTION_ID=4
http://www.stopmarvinnichols.com/actionalert.htm
http://www.sulphurriver.net/
http://www.myssnews.com/news/2007/June/nt060507parkhouse.html

Pretty good bathroom reading on the politics of an increasing population vs limited basic resources. I would imagine the issue is going to move from smolder to roaring blaze in the next year or so...


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#3508406 - 05/26/09 08:42 PM Re: New lake comming ? [Re: JackCaster]
Fisherman74 Offline
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Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 147
Loc: Wylie
The main purpose of the lake, from the way I understand it, would be as a water source for the DFW Area.

From what I understand this lake is still a possibility, however there are a lot of folks against it and there is a chance it may not come about and has been pushed to the back burner to some degree.

While I would like a new lake to fish, I am not sold on the need for the lake. I think there are other more cost effective and reasonable options available, before this is needed.

One being, folks should conserve more and another is holding lakes at a higher level, along with increasing the capacity of a few. Then once these things are done and if it is still found there is a legitimate need for a new lake, I think you will find more folks become a little more comfortable with the idea. Before that, I don't like the idea of telling one group they have to suffer, just so another group can continue to use as they please and more than they need in many cases.


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#3508424 - 05/26/09 08:47 PM Re: New lake comming ? [Re: Fisherman74]
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Registered: 02/08/08
Posts: 22562
Loc: East Texas
I live a little south of the proposed area for Nichols Resivior & the opposition around here is strong, there is some good hunting land they are talking about impounding and I know some families who own some of that land thay aint goin down without a fight. Dallas needs to get a responsible water usage policy and the need for a new lake wouldnt exist.
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#3508684 - 05/26/09 09:35 PM Re: New lake comming ? [Re: Fisherman74]
cul-n-5 Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 829
Loc: DeSoto,Tx
I understand the gripe about DFW and water usage.But I never hear about all the GREEN LAWNS around the area lakes and the water Systems that run during DROUGHT Seasons.When I go to Cedar Creek I never see A Dead Grass Lawn.It Cost what $75-$100 a year to use all the Water you need? You want conservation start with your own LandOwners.

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#3508743 - 05/26/09 09:46 PM Re: New lake comming ? [Re: cul-n-5]
Bossbowman Offline
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Registered: 03/14/05
Posts: 2451
Loc: Hill county
I've heard a group is currently in the process of making that bottomland a national wildlife refuge. If that happens they won't be allowed to build that lake, otherwise its probably gonna get built down the road.

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#3509854 - 05/27/09 08:35 AM Re: New lake comming ? [Re: Bossbowman]
Monty Wright Offline
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Registered: 10/23/08
Posts: 5645
Loc: Montgomery, TX
Why don't they dig out the silt in the area lakes when we are in a drought. I've never understood why they would not do this. Yes it will cost to get drag nets, dump trucks, places to dump, but it would increase the volumne of a lake without increasing the suface area. Anyone know the answer?
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#3510020 - 05/27/09 09:21 AM Re: New lake comming ? [Re: Monty Wright]
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Registered: 04/21/08
Posts: 4388
Loc: Rockwall, Texas
Did you hear about Bodairc Lake coming in around Bonham?
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