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FYI Tradinghouse reservoir #14599392 01/17/23 02:11 AM
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there are dump truck loads of sand in front of both boat ramps. dont know if they blocked the ramps because the lake is low or they are doing some projects but theres no place to launch. will try to find out why they blocked the ramps.. from my understanding the city of Waco took over the lake from TP&L recently so not sure who to contact.
Have seen ramps blocked on several lakes at different parks. not sure who decides when water level is too low to launch. many people have tilt trailers and smaller boats that can be safely launched or you could put a little flatboat or canoe in at the ramp instead of driving onto the field area to launch possibly sticking your truck.
blocking the ramps with truckloads of sand could actually cost someone thier life, because if someone is in a small boat and gets in a bad situation, like heart attack , capsize, ect.. nobody can launch a boat to come help them..
and last but not least its [censored] that I couldnt fish the lake today.. soap


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Are you sure they actually dumped the sand?

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Doesn't make any sense, it is obvious by looking if the water is too low to launch, no need for the sand.

Re: FYI Tradinghouse reservoir [Re: rickt300] #14607296 01/24/23 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by rickt300
Doesn't make any sense, it is obvious by looking if the water is too low to launch, no need for the sand.


well "the water is too low to launch" is a relative term..
maybe there is a big drop off at the end of the ramp, and someones truck floated off? maybe theres some kind of pipes in the lake they are afraid someone will hit that were part of the power plants infastructure?
theres no signs at the ramps or park entrance saying it is closed or why.
City of Waco took over this lake from TP&L not too long ago, some nice improvements have been made and they are trying to make the lake more attractive to visitors, as it is a very underutilized lake and park.
come springtime, people will launch small boats wherever they can and there will be tire ruts all along the banklines from 4X4 vehicles if the water table doesnt rise by then.
I have never seen boat ramps blocked in this manner in 30 years of fishing texas lakes.
another consideration.,,. lets say we get alot of rain and the water rises quickly . how are they going to deal with a big wet pile of sandy muck once its covered with water? the sand is near the waters edge.. abt 2 dumptruck loads on each ramp.. are they going to just push as much as they can into the water, making a big hump where your boat is supposed to be floating?
A simple bellhop chain with a sign saying "ramp closed" would have sufficed.


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Originally Posted by daddyflea
Are you sure they actually dumped the sand?


someone had to. its clean , fine sand, not like it was dug out of the lake
each pile is uniform and abt 8 feet high by 8 feet wide. .
with 2 piles side by side on each ramp.

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They did this same thing a few years back.


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