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#9279465 - 09/01/13 09:53 AM ** The ever shrinking Medina Lake **
Debra Hengst Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/04/00
Posts: 2665
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
August is gone and September has arrived !! Hopefully cooler temps and rain for us as fall nears ~ My brother needed to run his Skeeter and get a bend on his fishing rod, so a trip it was to the lake. Off to Medina Lake a lake we grew up fishing, what a sad site to see frown ~ the lake is currently at 85+ ft low and launching off the jagged rocks is preferred for a kayak not a bass boat and definitely with a 4x4 which we have ~ the schoolies finally arrived, but small in size. The depth at the dam was 118 ft, now it stands at 31 ft ~ loading the boat took two people and WOW what a chore that was, he said he won't be doing that anytime soon again !!

August 2012 - 60 ft low



August 2013 - 85 ft low


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#9279516 - 09/01/13 10:17 AM Re: ** The ever shrinking Medina Lake ** [Re: Debra Hengst]
Jersey Dan Offline
Guido

Registered: 01/01/07
Posts: 6125
Loc: your sisters house
Texas is in big trouble. Has there ever been a drought this serious since all of these reservior's were built?

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#9279525 - 09/01/13 10:24 AM Re: ** The ever shrinking Medina Lake ** [Re: Debra Hengst]
Gitter Done Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 6314
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Very sad sight indeed. Just like Lake Travis in Austin. It will take a major hurricane to help these lakes!

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#9279651 - 09/01/13 11:19 AM Re: ** The ever shrinking Medina Lake ** [Re: Debra Hengst]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 24930
Loc: Universal City Tx.
I hate to say it but we need a hurricane! eeks
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#9279732 - 09/01/13 12:19 PM Re: ** The ever shrinking Medina Lake ** [Re: Jersey Dan]
Chato Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/04/12
Posts: 596
Loc: Allen Tx
Originally Posted By: Jersey Dan
Texas is in big trouble. Has there ever been a drought this serious since all of these reservior's were built?

Texas went through a Drought in 1957 that lasted 4 years. I hope this is not a repeat.

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#9279741 - 09/01/13 12:26 PM Re: ** The ever shrinking Medina Lake ** [Re: Debra Hengst]
boocat Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/30/12
Posts: 232
Loc: Hill Country
Two years ago needed a hurricane , up to needing 2 now

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#9279823 - 09/01/13 01:18 PM Re: ** The ever shrinking Medina Lake ** [Re: Debra Hengst]
Eddie201 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/29/07
Posts: 1032
Loc: Southlake
That's a sad sight, as it is with many of our lakes. The general population does not realize just how severe the drought is!

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#9279942 - 09/01/13 02:31 PM Re: ** The ever shrinking Medina Lake ** [Re: Debra Hengst]
Rickmb Online   content
Angler

Registered: 07/07/12
Posts: 476
Loc: San Antonio
Originally Posted By: Debra Hengst
August is gone and September has arrived !! Hopefully cooler temps and rain for us as fall nears ~ My brother needed to run his Skeeter and get a bend on his fishing rod, so a trip it was to the lake. Off to Medina Lake a lake we grew up fishing, what a sad site to see frown ~ the lake is currently at 85+ ft low and launching off the jagged rocks is preferred for a kayak not a bass boat and definitely with a 4x4 which we have ~ the schoolies finally arrived, but small in size. The depth at the dam was 118 ft, now it stands at 31 ft ~ loading the boat took two people and WOW what a chore that was, he said he won't be doing that anytime soon again !!




Thanks for the report. Based on your feedback I won't be launching there anytime soon.
I live a few minutes from there and can't use the lake.
Hopefully we will get some rain soon!
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#9280027 - 09/01/13 03:06 PM Re: ** The ever shrinking Medina Lake ** [Re: boocat]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 24930
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Originally Posted By: boocat
Two years ago needed a hurricane , up to needing 2 now






Yes Sir I think you are right! hmmm
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#9280247 - 09/01/13 04:30 PM Re: ** The ever shrinking Medina Lake ** [Re: Debra Hengst]
El Skeeter Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 278
Loc: Kissimmee,FL
Chingado!! what a sad sight.

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#9280287 - 09/01/13 04:58 PM Re: ** The ever shrinking Medina Lake ** [Re: El Skeeter]
Lee in Texas Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/23/13
Posts: 3866
Loc: Wise County Texas
Sad, a lot of Texas lakes are in and are getting in bad shape for fishing. If this continues, for water for drinking as well! !
Originally Posted By: El Skeeter
Chingado!! what a sad sight.
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#9280366 - 09/01/13 05:38 PM Re: ** The ever shrinking Medina Lake ** [Re: Debra Hengst]
Brent S Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/04/13
Posts: 1014
Loc: Keller TX
What we need is a continuous spree of Tropical storms. One every other week, for 2 months.


Edited by Brent S (09/01/13 05:39 PM)

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#9280441 - 09/01/13 06:17 PM Re: ** The ever shrinking Medina Lake ** [Re: Debra Hengst]
lvngstonbassmn Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 08/06/08
Posts: 14746
Loc: Death Valley
Wow it's gonna take some majors storms to stall over that area to fill that back up

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#9280473 - 09/01/13 06:34 PM Re: ** The ever shrinking Medina Lake ** [Re: Debra Hengst]
boocat Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/30/12
Posts: 232
Loc: Hill Country
ha ha ,, OK dont take this personal or too serious,, "conspiracy theory", The feds can control the weather.. Saw a thang on tv bout chem-trails ( con-trails) with chemicals. Obama must be pissed at us . must be testing the weaponized version on Texas. Just for laughs ok,, dont get all in a wad.

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#9280475 - 09/01/13 06:35 PM Re: ** The ever shrinking Medina Lake ** [Re: Debra Hengst]
boocat Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/30/12
Posts: 232
Loc: Hill Country
not saying the drought is a laughing matter,, jeez ,, shoulda kept my mouth shut,,

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