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Tom Wortham
01-03-2006, 05:54 PM
I have my boat and usually ski on Cedar Creek Lake. About an hour south of Dallas. It appears to be about 5 feet down. How are the other lakes looking around central/north Texas? I know they are ALL down.. just curious to know how far down... :mad:

tex
01-03-2006, 05:57 PM
our's looks at least 10' down

planoboy
01-03-2006, 06:26 PM
It's BAD.
They closed all ramps on Lake Looserville after this update...
http://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/drought/DROUGHT.htm

bret
01-03-2006, 07:17 PM
Greers Ferry is down 10' at least. I've been going there and living there for a combined 15 years and it's the lowest I've seen it.

rodltg2
01-03-2006, 08:23 PM
looks lke you guys are having the opposite problems we are having. its funny how that happens , you dont have enough water to keep your lakes full and we have it pouring over our levees . too bad you cant pump it up and take it over there.

André
01-03-2006, 08:25 PM
looks lke you guys are having the opposite problems we are having. its funny how that happens , you dont have enough water to keep your lakes full and we have it pouring over our levees . too bad you cant pump it up and take it over there.
Are the floods in your area rod?

rodltg2
01-03-2006, 08:31 PM
near me but im not in it. we had minor flooding in my town . closed streets and a few houses. the major stuff in napa valley is farther away.

bucky
01-03-2006, 08:39 PM
At Broken Bow Lake, they've closed most of the ramps. This was silly since most didn't come within 10 feet of water when they finally posted them. I guess someone tried to launch anyway. Driest year on record for SE Ok. Here (http://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/lowerred.html) is a link for anyone interested in water levels at any Corp lake in this district. Plus current water temp on some, just click on "hourly data for this lake".

ecelis
01-03-2006, 08:39 PM
I used to live on Lake Medina, 50 miles NW of San Antonio. A friend still lives there and told me the lake is 11 feet down...

X2M
01-03-2006, 08:40 PM
Rod - Where is your houseboat moored?

Sorry for the threadjack :)

rodltg2
01-03-2006, 08:56 PM
its out of the water now , at delta boaty works on brannan island. it will be going in after repairs to the willow berm.

G-man
01-03-2006, 09:08 PM
We are running the well to fill our lake. Usually by the end of September you don't need to pump. Our plan is to fill it about 6" and hope for spring rains to fill it another foot. At least we have the capability but it's not cheap.

SteveO
01-03-2006, 09:58 PM
We are running the well to fill our lake. Usually by the end of September you don't need to pump. Our plan is to fill it about 6" and hope for spring rains to fill it another foot. At least we have the capability but it's not cheap.

Ah the joys of that "country club" living. If the SW does not get rain this winter you may be the only lake with enough water to ski in. I'll be contributing to the fund.... It is as bad as I can ever remember. I am seeing things sticking out of the water that I have been over many times. Gotta love all the trees that were left behind. The following site tells you the levels and normal elevation. On average, it looks like most of the North Texas lakes are about 7-10 feet low.

Byrdman
01-04-2006, 09:51 AM
We have plenty here in Central Florida. All our lakes are up higher than they have been in 20 years. The only problem I have is that I have to drop my tower anytime I want to switch lakes....

east tx skier
01-04-2006, 11:15 AM
We've been digging out to get our lift down far enough on Caddo since August. Way low. A good time to do maintenance on the course I suppose.

My local secret spot has apparently not lost much though. Glad to have reserves.

richardsoncd
01-04-2006, 12:01 PM
Lake Oconee is always a constant level with a maximum 6" flux. I think it has something to do with the way the Hydroelectric System was designed.

rodltg2
01-04-2006, 08:20 PM
this is a pic of my parents back yard. they liove about a mile away from me. normally the creek is about 5ft wide. i really wanted to launch the boat and hit a run.

rodltg2
01-04-2006, 08:23 PM
here's the street on the other side. it was fun to cross

Sodar
01-05-2006, 01:25 AM
Hey Rod,
If you have any extra water after bailing Texas outta their drought send it on over to the Colorado River! Lake Mead is looking a little low!

sand2snow22
01-05-2006, 02:36 AM
East- Good win tonight, that Vince Young is amazing. I think they just got tired of hearing how good USC is. Plus, coming in second in the heisman. Lots of motivation.

Sodar-They played great and they had a great run. Brought the PAC-10 some respect. Would you have punted on 4th down? I would have, but I understand the reason not to. Get a first down and the game is over.

Sorry for the threadjack.

bucky
01-12-2006, 11:42 AM
Found a picture of Broken Bow lake taken 12/28. You can see the rocks at the end of the ramp. The lake is 1 1/2 ft. lower than this now. 1/2 meter for you metric folk.

Leroy
01-12-2006, 12:06 PM
That is amazing, I feel for you guys in TX. In central Indiana, the lakes have not dropped an inch from full yet. Don't know why and normally by end of Aug you can walk across parts of what used to be the lake.

sand2snow22
01-12-2006, 01:37 PM
We have flooding here in the PNW, it has rained something like 24 out of the last 26 days. Wish we could just move that rain over to Texas.

Tom023
01-12-2006, 02:04 PM
One of the lakes I go to frequently is way down. Two summers ago it was too high, now it's 8-9 feet down from that and 5 feet under pool and dropping.

Diesel
01-12-2006, 02:23 PM
That BB picture is close to what Table Rock and Beaver looked like in November.

east tx skier
01-12-2006, 02:24 PM
We have flooding here in the PNW, it has rained something like 24 out of the last 26 days. Wish we could just move that rain over to Texas.

We'll take it. We need it.

Diesel
01-12-2006, 02:26 PM
Found a picture of Broken Bow lake taken 12/28. You can see the rocks at the end of the ramp. The lake is 1 1/2 ft. lower than this now. 1/2 meter for you metric folk.

Which ramp/area was that pic taken at??

jraben8
01-12-2006, 02:28 PM
Found a picture of Broken Bow lake taken 12/28. You can see the rocks at the end of the ramp. The lake is 1 1/2 ft. lower than this now. 1/2 meter for you metric folk.

Have you been by the marina? If so how does that one look?

AirJunky
01-12-2006, 06:42 PM
The lakes in Seattle have some water for you Texas guys. My old condo is about to get sunk..... http://www.kirotv.com/index.html
Click the Slideshow link under the Lake Sammamish headline.

The dock my boatslip was on is waist deep underwater. A buddy of mine, who keeps his boat on the lake year round, had to lengthen the boat lift legs the other day. Water level was high enough to float his boat off the lift. Luckily he bought a Nyman with a 12' throw.

jayocheskey
01-12-2006, 11:53 PM
The forecast is calling for rain in the Metroplex on Monday, January 16th. While that rain won't fill the lakes back up; it's a start. Hopefully by March or April, all the water levels will be "rideable."