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Lake Athens floating boom #12638307
02/21/18 01:22 AM
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Lake Athens unfortunately is the latest water body to become infested with giant salvinia. TPWD's Aquatic Habitat Enhancement office installed a floating boom today to contain the salvinia. We are hopeful we can eradicate the salvinia at Lake Athens as it is currently contained behind the boom. I realize these booms can be an inconvenience and sometimes difficult to maneuver across but the purpose they serve is critical to the management and possible eradication of giant salvinia in Texas' lakes. If the boom is broken and containment of the giant salvinia is lost, we risk losing fish habitat and access throughout the reservoir. Please use caution when crossing the boom at Lake Athens. Thank you for your cooperation and tight lines.

Re: Lake Athens floating boom [Re: John Findeisen] #12642520
02/23/18 04:37 AM
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Thank you for the heads up...proactive, Indeed!

Re: Lake Athens floating boom [Re: John Findeisen] #12644629
02/24/18 02:29 PM
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Where are the buoys located?


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Re: Lake Athens floating boom [Re: Corey C. Metroplex Insurance] #12645538
02/25/18 12:57 AM
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It is a large orange boom, floating. It crosses the entire lake from just north of the ramp across the lake to where the newer Athens Water Supply building is located. I don’t see how you could cross it with your boat without damaging it.

Re: Lake Athens floating boom [Re: jwtxfishhook] #12645546
02/25/18 01:01 AM
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um... trim up the motor maybe?


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Re: Lake Athens floating boom [Re: John Findeisen] #12646044
02/25/18 03:12 PM
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Honestly: if anyone is not smart enough to cross any of these booms without tearing the booms up: those people actually should not cross the booms! laugh


Re: Lake Athens floating boom [Re: John Findeisen] #12646047
02/25/18 03:15 PM
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An inboard crossing it would tear it up

Re: Lake Athens floating boom [Re: Notaguide] #12646760
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Originally Posted By: Notaguide
An inboard crossing it would tear it up
True dat


Re: Lake Athens floating boom [Re: John Findeisen] #12647273
02/26/18 02:03 PM
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Talking to the TPWD guy yesterday afternoon at the Athens ramp ......
you need to be real careful going across that boom
there is a very significantly "large" chain inside that boom that could do some real damage to your motor
...just sayin ....

Re: Lake Athens floating boom [Re: John Findeisen] #12648699
02/27/18 03:43 AM
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Did they say you can go over it? I was out there saturday and did not go that way. Fishing was good so no need to go under the bridge

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Re: Lake Athens floating boom [Re: John Findeisen] #12654866
03/02/18 02:33 PM
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RIP Athens ^^^^^^^ wait, it died a couple years ago


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Re: Lake Athens floating boom [Re: John Findeisen] #12657606
03/04/18 04:24 PM
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So is the main lake accessible without crossing the boom. Thanks for any information about this and where the boom is located.


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Re: Lake Athens floating boom [Re: John Findeisen] #12664212
03/08/18 10:27 PM
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No problem getting to main lake. The boom is between the ramp and the bridge.


Re: Lake Athens floating boom [Re: John Findeisen] #12685288
03/23/18 01:32 AM
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We found some of that slime on the other side today. Not sure if it is the same strand. But it was evident in some of the areas.

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Re: Lake Athens floating boom [Re: John Findeisen] #12691878
03/27/18 09:15 PM
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Dumb question, but isn't the boom kind of pointless if boats can cross it then cross back over it and possibly bring the salvinia with them?

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