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Re: this is gonna help fork! [Re: Chris B] #14361545 05/06/22 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris B
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I have to admit, something is starting to seem odd about Fork staying low. We get rain nearby or at Fork and the lake doesn’t come up any. Doesn’t make sense.

It’s the homeowners stealing the water for their yards.



I bet the middle of the lake has to fill up first...... roflmao

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Re: this is gonna help fork! [Re: Mark Perry] #14361555 05/06/22 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Mark Perry
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I have to admit, something is starting to seem odd about Fork staying low. We get rain nearby or at Fork and the lake doesn’t come up any. Doesn’t make sense.



If the watersheds not catching water then the amount that falls directly on the lake will not do much. Tbe lake I live on has a watershed fairly far north of here. We can get soaked here and lake will not rise unless it hits the watershed itself.

This^^^^^^^^

I don't think most understand how poor the watershed is for Fork. Heck, I've seen guys argue on here about the Sabine being a feeder for Fork.

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Yep used to work with a guy that argued with me all the time that the Sabine River runs thru Fork. He never could show me on a map. He said why do they call it the Sabine River Authority. .S M D H

Re: this is gonna help fork! [Re: forkduc] #14361869 05/07/22 01:18 AM
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Originally Posted by forkduc
If repairs on the dam are done and gates all closed.


The gates have been closed since mid January. So much misinformation floating around it's sickening.

Re: this is gonna help fork! [Re: Txduckhunter] #14362004 05/07/22 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Txduckhunter
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Originally Posted by Frank the Tank
I have to admit, something is starting to seem odd about Fork staying low. We get rain nearby or at Fork and the lake doesn’t come up any. Doesn’t make sense.



If the watersheds not catching water then the amount that falls directly on the lake will not do much. Tbe lake I live on has a watershed fairly far north of here. We can get soaked here and lake will not rise unless it hits the watershed itself.

This^^^^^^^^

I don't think most understand how poor the watershed is for Fork. Heck, I've seen guys argue on here about the Sabine being a feeder for Fork.

Same here for Cooper, we have to get heavy rain in northern Hunt County and southern Fanin County for Cooper to be effected at all but when it gets a good rain it can come up as much as 4 feet.. From what I've seen out of Fork the last few decades it's upper basin must not be all that big. It may take better than a year for it to get full again.


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Re: this is gonna help fork! [Re: Caymas Cx 21] #14362008 05/07/22 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Caymas Cx 21
Fork needs to stay low for a while.

ABSOLUTELY!!! Just go around the lake now, there is so much vegetation growing right now its crazy. I hope it stays this way at least a year!! woot


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Re: this is gonna help fork! [Re: HARD WORKN HAROLD] #14362038 05/07/22 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by HARD WORKN HAROLD
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Fork needs to stay low for a while.

ABSOLUTELY!!! Just go around the lake now, there is so much vegetation growing right now its crazy. I hope it stays this way at least a year!! woot

YESSS! I love fishing freshly flooded vegetation. I got to do that a lot in the spring time at home in the bayou state.


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Re: this is gonna help fork! [Re: Caymas Cx 21] #14362111 05/07/22 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Caymas Cx 21
Fork needs to stay low for a while.


This is exactly right, a couple years at this level then fill it back up.

Re: this is gonna help fork! [Re: Frank the Tank] #14362238 05/07/22 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Frank the Tank
I have to admit, something is starting to seem odd about Fork staying low. We get rain nearby or at Fork and the lake doesn’t come up any. Doesn’t make sense.


There's no run off rains because it's dry....it takes days of rain to make a significant rise....a storm system blowing through in hours will not materially affect the water level


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I hope it gets 8' low by September and doesn't fill up until 2024 personally


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Originally Posted by WAWI
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Fork needs to stay low for a while.


This is exactly right, a couple years at this level then fill it back up.



take it down to 12'


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We’re going to drop three more feet starting June first. No rain and the sun will suck it’s yearly three foot out.

Re: this is gonna help fork! [Re: txmasterpo] #14363257 05/09/22 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by txmasterpo
I hope it gets 8' low by September and doesn't fill up until 2024 personally



Outside of a tropical event, it will be double digits low in the fall I believe. Our July August high pressure dome is already here. It's gonna be a dry one.

Re: this is gonna help fork! [Re: hopalong] #14363262 05/09/22 01:58 PM
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Not sure if this is true, but heard they lowered the lake to repair the dam. Then once they fixed their repairs, they found other issues they wanted to fix, so it's still low. But it's staying low because they want it low, not because of rainfall.

But I agree with the people who want it low for a few years. Love to get a new lake effect and more shoreline cover.

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Originally Posted by LakeForkGroupie
Not sure if this is true, but heard they lowered the lake to repair the dam. TRUE and common knowledge as posted on the SRA website News wire. Then once they fixed their repairs, they found other issues they wanted to fix, so it's still low. But it's staying low because they want it low, not because of rainfall. TRUE & FALSE. True, they found more damage and kept it low for an extra month. True they found more damage and fixed it under the water rather than lowering the lake more. False, they are no longer holding the lake, just waiting on nature to fill.

But I agree with the people who want it low for a few years. Love to get a new lake effect and more shoreline cover.


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