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Any Other Power Plant Lakes?? #13824555 12/30/20 03:56 PM
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Any other active power plant lakes besides Welsh within 3-4 hours of Dallas?? Anyone ever fished Konowa or Sooner Lake in Oklahoma? Any good?

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Martin Creek and Brandy Branch are still open but I'm not sure if they are generating.

Re: Any Other Power Plant Lakes?? [Re: basslegacy] #13824823 12/30/20 06:29 PM
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Squaw? If they are open?

With this cold front, Iā€™d expect some of the peak demand plants to kick on
Lake Arlington, Lavon, Ray Hubbard etc.


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Originally Posted by basslegacy
Any other active power plant lakes besides Welsh within 3-4 hours of Dallas?? Anyone ever fished Konowa or Sooner Lake in Oklahoma? Any good?


Dont waste your time at Konawa. Its my home lake for 30 years and its as bad as Ive seen it. Generation is spotty at best and the grass just isnt there. 30 boat tourny last week and 6 fish weighed in. This was a jackpot and all the locals fished it.

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Brandy Branch is generating.

Re: Any Other Power Plant Lakes?? [Re: basslegacy] #13824929 12/30/20 07:30 PM
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What's wrong with Welch ?

Re: Any Other Power Plant Lakes?? [Re: basslegacy] #13825038 12/30/20 08:33 PM
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Does anyone here know what is happening with the Lavon power plant ? I see it still pumping a lot of water but the water isn't warm and there is never steam coming from the stacks . Why would they pump water but not be generating ? Its been that way for few years now .

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Maybe just going through the motions to keep the pipes clear?


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Originally Posted by CCTX
Maybe just going through the motions to keep the pipes clear?


this^^^^. If you let it sit and not run water through it the it can't just fire it up again. They maintain it just in case the need power. I use to work for TXU at one time.

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Originally Posted by BROWNING STRONG
What's wrong with Welch ?


If I am right Lake Welch is in New York and Welsh is in Texas..


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Re: Any Other Power Plant Lakes?? [Re: DarrellSimpson] #13825306 12/30/20 11:39 PM
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Originally Posted by DarrellSimpson
Does anyone here know what is happening with the Lavon power plant ? I see it still pumping a lot of water but the water isn't warm and there is never steam coming from the stacks . Why would they pump water but not be generating ? Its been that way for few years now .


I don't know the mechanics of power generation but Lake Bastrop recirculates water (seemingly) every day and it is hardly ever "warm." I can remember fishing the discharge when it was so cold, ice would form on your rod guides. All you had to do was dip your rod in the water and the ice would melt. Not so much anymore.


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Originally Posted by Allen Bass Fisher
Martin Creek and Brandy Branch are still open but I'm not sure if they are generating.


Unless they just started Martin Creek isn't generating. confused 3


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Go fish the cr@p pipe at Lewisville

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Re: Any Other Power Plant Lakes?? [Re: basslegacy] #13825943 12/31/20 01:28 PM
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My bad , what's wrong with Welsh ?

Re: Any Other Power Plant Lakes?? [Re: coachallentca] #13825953 12/31/20 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by coachallentca
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Maybe just going through the motions to keep the pipes clear?


this^^^^. If you let it sit and not run water through it the it can't just fire it up again. They maintain it just in case the need power. I use to work for TXU at one time.


Agree, algae and corrosion start forming quickly on all the pipes if the water is not continuously pumped.....

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