Mr.L wrote:Mr. Reynolds, I know you can't control what the Corps does and you want the lake to be at its proper level of 29.5 ft. on opening morning of duck season. But I can't figure out why the Corps can't keep it at its proper level even with the manpower shortage. After all, aren't the gates of the diversion canal now controlled by an automated process at the Jonesville Lock and Dam? How hard is it to mash a button or control to slightly crack the gates to allow for inflow once water reaches 29.5 ft.? This would not require a daily monitoring. They shouldn't open gates and go off and leave it alone for an extended period of time.
Lreynolds wrote:In the last 3 weeks alone: "how are we going to get this water off the lake" to "where the hell is the water"?
I'm sick and tired of all the absolute BS conspiracy crap and accusations of some crazy agenda that I am supposedly up to regarding Catahoula Lake.
Mr.L wrote: Do you know if they are going to open up the gates at Archie to compensate for the dropped water level?
Original Duckster wrote:It seems that there is an attempt being made to deepen the channel between French Fork and the Canal by letting water in at Archie and flowing it out through the Canal. We all know how things have silted in south of French Fork the past few years. My question is who came up with a model that shows this will work? With the water level about 27.5'msl the flow is NOT concentrated in the channel! Instead the majority of of water will flow across the flats to the WNW of the channel. There will be little scouring taking place in the target area as there is not sufficient velocity or volume of water. Just my thoughts on the matter.
Original Duckster wrote:Larry, while I may question and speak my mind, never doubt that I don't respect the effort you put forth.
I was just told the "real" reason for the continued draw down! This has to be true as I heard it at a local gathering place for older gents to drink coffee and solve the worlds problems.
Lreynolds wrote:Mr.L wrote: Do you know if they are going to open up the gates at Archie to compensate for the dropped water level?
I left the office at 10:30 for a meeting in Vidalia and will be flying the NE Louisiana survey the next 2 days, but according to the last e-mail I got from Steve Smith, the canal structure is closed and Archie is open.
Jayhawker wrote:Piss on 29.5 I want it at 34 for opener. I've said it before. People cannot get to their blinds up in the trees. Flooding up will allow more people access to their blinds, the people in the middle will still be able to hunt and everybody will be happy. Don't give me any crap about flooding the feed too deep. If that was a concern they wouldn't be trying for 29.5. We don't give a dam if they can eat out there obviously, so flood deeper and please the locals. If it wasn't for us locals CAtahoula Lake wouldn't even exist. Did I mention my great paw paw hunted there and my great grandkids will hunt there if I have to die to make it happen.
Renolds, why don't you just flood it permanently, put in an overflow, and you'll never hear another complaint from us lake protectors again cause we'll always have water the same and nothing to complain about.
Park Duck wrote:
I like this dude. He has it spot on
Original Duckster wrote:Jayhawker, are you Park and Toledo's sock? Just askin
Mr.L wrote:Toledo you can't compare Catahoula Lake to the flooded timber hunting along Mississippi River. On Catahoula Lake the most successful hunting takes place on the opening weekends of the first split and second split. If water level is not at the mark set by the Tri Party agreement many hunters cannot hunt. Six inches of water makes a big difference. Ducks do not come to Catahoula Lake ahead of cold fronts like they once use to in 70's and 80's. Years ago you could watch weather and if an approaching cold front was coming you could go hunting there and expect a good hunt. For some reason migration patterns have changed. If you can't hunt on opening morning now, you more than likely won't have many chances to have successful hunts during rest of season.
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