level of local bodies of water??

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level of local bodies of water??

Postby jeff wolpert » Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:15 am

All of us ran into some degree of drought.I was wondering how you guys are making out with all the wet weather we've been having up here this spring??I was in Florida in Dec.and heard talk of water restrictions.Is this still the case?I know you've had violent weather but did the rain come with it??thanks in advance.Jeff.
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Postby Dep6 » Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:09 am

A couple of lakes in N Ga are still down a good bit but we slowly getting some rain. Raining here today in fact.
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Postby jeff wolpert » Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:27 am

Nothing scarier than no water.We're not used to drought.Had a good taste of it last year.Now we got the opposite.The breeding areas for our local birds are in good shape.we make alot of wood ducks locally.
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Postby jeff wolpert » Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:32 am

Also meant to ask.How about neighboring states?
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Postby olddkguide » Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:35 pm

We are still about 18 feet below full pool at Clarks Hill lake. Lake Russell is about 4 feet below full pool. Hartwell is about 16 below full pool. We still need a lot more water. Lake Sinclair has gotten a lot of rain lately but still very very low.
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Postby jeff wolpert » Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:56 pm

Pray then for a good wet spring.good luck.Jeff.
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Postby DylanK15 » Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:37 am

I saw on the news where they were opening alatoonas dam because it was "Filling up too fast".... Anybody got a clue?

i thought the point of this was to refill the lakes? i didnt know they could fill up TOO fast? :huh: :huh:
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Postby olddkguide » Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:13 am

Altoona is full. Sinclair needs lots more water. Hartwell is still about eight feet below full pool. Russell is about three feet below pool.
Clarks Hill is about 15 feet below pool but starting to get water. We still have a long way to go here.
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Postby Dep6 » Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:12 pm

Sinclair is not down, I was there last Tuesday night fishing and it was actually having water pumped back into it, Ga Powere keeps it full for power generation I believe.
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Postby duckbkr » Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:22 pm

my parents have a place on sinclair and we just got back last night the dock was almost underwater no water problems there. And I also think the reason for them keeping it full is so they can make power
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Postby Dep6 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:40 am

That is what I am told they keep it full to keep up with power generation needs.
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Postby olddkguide » Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:43 am

Sorry , you're right Sinclair is fine. Brain fart. lake lanier is what I meant to say. :crazy:
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Postby Dep6 » Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:29 am

I got a friend that lives up there, his dock been on the ground for almost 2 years now. I read in the AJC this morning that it is still 13 feet below normal.
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Postby olddkguide » Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:19 am

Water level update. Checked this morning. Hartwell seven feet below
pool, Russell one foot below pool, Clarks Hill seven feet below pool. It's starting to fill if they will just let it. Local ponds and swamps finally have water again, we should be in better shape this year than last. We still could use more water here, but much improved.
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Postby Dep6 » Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:09 pm

Glad to hear that but summer unfortunately is just around the corner and the rain has slacked off already, time will tell.
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Postby olddkguide » Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:28 pm

April 22 water levels Lake Hartwell 7 feet below pool, Russell - FULL,
Clarks Hill 9 feet below pool.
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Postby Dep6 » Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:10 pm

Well looks like Clarks Hill dropped some but the other two looks fairly good.
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Postby olddkguide » Thu May 01, 2008 11:20 am

Well I went flying this morning and guess what, the army corp is full of it. The water levels that they have been posting are not even close.
According to the corp the lake levels are Hartwell below pool by seven feet, Russell is full, and Clarks Hill is down by seven feet. I checked all three today and Russell is close to full but the other two are in pretty bad shape. Yes, there is more water than last year but these lakes have a long , long way to go. Most docks are still out of the water with some coves completely dry. The good news is we are still getting rain and boy can we still use it. The corp simply isn't letting these lakes fill, they should be rising right now.
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Postby Dep6 » Thu May 01, 2008 10:46 pm

This from the same folks that wouldn't replace a $138.00 piece that let billions of extra gallons out of Lanier when it didn't need to.
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