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brat
09-28-2007, 09:05 PM
Anybody familiar with any heated lakes (power plant cooling lakes) in East Texas ? Thinking about extending the season a little bit. Just wondering what the temps and conditions might be like and for how long.

east tx skier
09-28-2007, 09:19 PM
So you don't buy my boat and then you want to know about the heated lakes. :D

Ben, right? I recognized the name and the new boat. She's a beauty!

On heated lakes, you want Pirkey. Head west on I-20. When you see the exits for Marshall, TX, take the first exit after Hwy 43. Go left under the freeway and follow the road until you see a sign for a boat ramp on the right. You might want to call ahead to the plant to make sure they'll be running when you're planning to come.

80 degrees near the intake and gets progressively cooler depending on the time of year. Let me know when you're headed in that direction.

brat
09-28-2007, 11:29 PM
Preciate the info, I was close, I've been looking @ Martin Creek. Thanks for the flowers on the new boat, we've really been enjoying it. I may ride over Sunday and look around.

beatle78
09-29-2007, 08:56 AM
heated lakes? Are you kidding me!!!!

I would KILL to have a heated lake in NE!!!

Lennyp04
09-29-2007, 08:58 AM
Wow, My first wish is that my lake they would keep the level at 1 spot all year. A heated lake!!! Wow I think I would be in heaven.

brat
09-29-2007, 09:03 AM
You should do a search for power plants near you. Alot of them are built on small lakes for cooling purposes. The water that is discharged warms the lake.

Lennyp04
09-29-2007, 09:11 AM
Well ill tell you that I live in Allentown PA. I know that there is Limerick down toward Philadelphia and thats somewhere near 3 mile island. So there should be water. Dont know how deep it is.

And besides I guess I should be happy that my dad has a house on Lake Wallenpaupack with a MC. I think ill live!!

beatle78
09-29-2007, 10:06 AM
I only know if 1 power plant near me and they have a private man made lake that they use :(

pilot02
09-29-2007, 10:09 AM
Well ill tell you that I live in Allentown PA. I know that there is Limerick down toward Philadelphia and thats somewhere near 3 mile island. So there should be water. Dont know how deep it is.

And besides I guess I should be happy that my dad has a house on Lake Wallenpaupack with a MC. I think ill live!!

Hmmm, you could probably ski at night on that one due to the glow... :D

123src
09-29-2007, 10:56 AM
[QUOTE=brat] heated lakes in East Texas ? QUOTE]

What the HELL????? I've never heard of such a thing! It may be time to pack up the U-haul. :D :D :D

Leroy
09-29-2007, 11:35 AM
I'm with Pilot, that glow woudl be neat.........

[quote=brat] heated lakes in East Texas ? QUOTE]

What the HELL????? I've never heard of such a thing! It may be time to pack up the U-haul. :D :D :D

sand2snow22
09-29-2007, 12:34 PM
[QUOTE=brat] heated lakes in East Texas ? QUOTE]

What the HELL????? I've never heard of such a thing! It may be time to pack up the U-haul. :D :D :D

When Trojan was running, the water temp near the outflow was a lot warmer!!

tommcat
09-29-2007, 12:40 PM
What about amoebas??

Tim205
09-29-2007, 11:53 PM
What about amoebas??
OrlandoSentinel.com
More amoeba deaths reported nationally

Chris Kahn

The Associated Press

9:10 AM EDT, September 29, 2007

PHOENIX

It sounds like science fiction but it is true: A killer amoeba living in lakes enters the body through the nose and attacks the brain where it feeds until you die.

Even though encounters with the microscopic bug are extraordinarily rare, it has killed six boys and young men this year. The spike in cases has U.S. health officials concerned, and they are predicting more cases in the future.

"This is definitely something we need to track," said Michael Beach, a specialist in recreational waterborne illnesses for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"This is a heat-loving amoeba. As water temperatures go up, it does better," Beach said. "In future decades, as temperatures rise, we'd expect to see more cases."

According to the CDC, the amoeba called Naegleria fowleri (nuh-GLEER-ee-uh FOWL'-erh-eye) killed 23 people in the United States, from 1995 to 2004. This year health officials noticed a spike with six cases -- three in Florida, two in Texas and one in Arizona. The CDC knows of only several hundred cases worldwide since its discovery in Australia in the 1960s.

In Arizona, David Evans said nobody knew his son, Aaron, was infected with the amoeba until after the 14-year-old died on Sept. 17. At first, the teen seemed to be suffering from nothing more than a headache.

"We didn't know," Evans said. "And here I am: I come home and I'm burying him."

After doing more tests, doctors said Aaron probably picked up the amoeba a week before while swimming in the balmy shallows of Lake Havasu, a popular man-made lake on the Colorado River between Arizona and California.

Though infections tend to be found in southern states in the U.S., Naegleria lives almost everywhere in lakes, hot springs, even dirty swimming pools, grazing off algae and bacteria in the sediment.

Beach said people become infected when they wade through shallow water and stir up the bottom. If someone allows water to shoot up the nose -- say, by doing a somersault in chest-deep water -- the amoeba can latch onto the olfactory nerve.

The amoeba destroys tissue as it makes its way up into the brain, where it continues the damage, "basically feeding on the brain cells," Beach said.

People who are infected tend to complain of a stiff neck, headaches and fevers. In the later stages, they will show signs of brain damage such as hallucinations and behavioral changes, he said.

Once infected, most people have little chance of survival. Some drugs have stopped the amoeba in lab experiments, but people who have been attacked rarely survive, Beach said.

"Usually, from initial exposure it's fatal within two weeks," he said.

Researchers still have much to learn about Naegleria. They do not know why, for example, children are more likely to be infected, and boys are more often victims than girls.

"Boys tend to have more boisterous activities (in water), but we're not clear," Beach said.

In Central Florida, authorities started an amoeba phone hot line advising people to avoid warm, standing water and areas with algae blooms. Texas health officials also have issued warnings.

People "seem to think that everything can be made safe, including any river, any creek, but that's just not the case," said Doug McBride, a spokesman for the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Officials in the town of Lake Havasu City are discussing whether to take action. "Some folks think we should be putting up signs. Some people think we should close the lake," city spokesman Charlie Cassens said.

Beach cautioned that people should not panic about the dangers of the brain-eating bug. Cases are still extremely rare considering the number of people swimming in lakes.

The easiest way to prevent infection, Beach said, is to use nose clips when swimming or diving in fresh water.

"You'd have to have water going way up in your nose to begin with" to be infected, he said.

Copyright 2007, The Associated Press

Farmer Ted
09-30-2007, 12:16 AM
Anybody familiar with any heated lakes (power plant cooling lakes) in East Texas ? Thinking about extending the season a little bit. Just wondering what the temps and conditions might be like and for how long.


I think there is one near Tyler and some of the fisher dudes at work have mentioned one at or near Bob Sandlin, if it's not Sandlin it's the one that dumps into Sandlin or the one Sandlin dumps into

milkmania
09-30-2007, 12:19 AM
closest one to me is on Lake Dardanelle near Russellville Arkansas

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