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Water levels around the state

Postby beretta24 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:37 am

Who has a report on water levels? Things are looking about average (compared to the last couple years) in the east central (Chisago)part of the state. The south central (Mankato) area looks a bit lower than the past couple years. Any reports for anywhere else? Has the drought dropped levels a lot in the Worthington or Ortonville areas?
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Re: Water levels around the state

Postby therewillbeblood » Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:09 pm

from what ive seen in central to north central mn, the water levels look about normal, maybe a little lower. nothing to terrible
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Water levels around the state

Postby goldfish » Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:51 pm

SW side of the cities are running drier than the last couple years. Haven't been to anywhere else in a while to know for other parts.

I like this topic. Not giving spots, but definitely helpful fir deciding where to head.
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Re: Water levels around the state

Postby Mort » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:54 am

Some of the sloughs in SW MN are dried up, but these were only a foot deep to begin the summer. Other small lakes and bigger sloughs look about average.

Hopefully when the migration swings through, what ducks that stay a few days are working my spots that have water!!!!
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Re: Water levels around the state

Postby Ducks22 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:03 am

Definately drier in the Mankato area then even last year and it was a dry year last year. Heading south and west from there it is also dry. Lucky for us a beaver has backed up one of our pastures or we would be scrambling looking for something new to hunt this year. Lots of ducks and geese around that i found on a long drive this weekend. Looking to be a great season.
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Re: Water levels around the state

Postby MNjonboatguy » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:00 pm

Most of the lakes I'm scouting are down just a bit (South Metro thru Faribault-Lonsdale). I'm curious about ortonville too if anyone has word on the water levels out there. Heading out there for the second weekend of season and I'm not sure what to expect. Traverse is scary enough with regular water levels....
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Re: Water levels around the state

Postby DeonSchauer » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:26 am

I know of a few places around the Waseca area that had 2-3 feet of water that are bone dry now.
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Re: Water levels around the state

Postby beretta24 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:51 pm

Bump...

Even with things being relatively dry the past few weeks I would say the north metro is up from last year. Any reports from up north, out west, or down south?
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Re: Water levels around the state

Postby tornadochaser » Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:08 pm

Put 150 miles on this morning in western MN. Water levels are average...depends on the watershed. Some sloughs low, some still up. Lots of ducks that look less than 3 weeks old.

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Re: Water levels around the state

Postby beretta24 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:43 pm

tornadochaser wrote:Put 150 miles on this morning in western MN. Water levels are average...depends on the watershed. Some sloughs low, some still up. Lots of ducks that look less than 3 weeks old.

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Good report. Whack any geese?
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Re: Water levels around the state

Postby goldfish » Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:46 pm

SW of the cities is starting to dry out. The fields that had water in them all summer are now dry

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Re: Water levels around the state

Postby MinneKans » Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:27 pm

Half hour south of Bemidji it's dry and levels are falling. But not nearly as low as lost fall. Should be ok around here. Wild rice crop this year is very poor.
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Re: Water levels around the state

Postby jpeterson117 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:57 pm

Levels are looking pretty normal here in west central mn. Could use some rain, but things holding well for now. Saw lots of ducks today. The geese are hit and miss. Have heard of some good shoots and some poor ones.
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Re: Water levels around the state

Postby dfrauenkron » Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:55 am

Got out yesterday for the first time in months and as of now we are about 5" above last years opener. But it's prolly only gonna go one way in the next month. This is Southeast MN on the Mississippi.
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Re: Water levels around the state

Postby tornadochaser » Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:46 pm

beretta24 wrote:
Good report. Whack any geese?


Didn't hunt. "My" fields weren't harvested yet, and the one that had enough flocks hitting to make a worthwhile hunt was baited.
Saw plenty of fields with 5-10 birds in them though.

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Re: Water levels around the state

Postby beretta24 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:39 pm

Water near Outing is similar to last year but the rice crop is horrible. Might have to do some extra scouting if you're headed that was this fall.
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Re: Water levels around the state

Postby firefighter4231 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:14 am

I really hope that we get some water here soon!! I am tired of dried up sloughs!
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Re: Water levels around the state

Postby MNjonboatguy » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:50 am

I'm going on a duck & goose scouting rampage on Saturday morning and hope to post some info on water levels in central MN when I get home. The few lakes I've seen lately in southern MN are very similar to last year, low but not crazy low. Praying for a cool down and a little rain
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Re: Water levels around the state

Postby goldfish » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:36 pm

The water around the cities is drying up fast

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Re: Water levels around the state

Postby Ducks22 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:31 pm

North metro is as dry now as it was at the end of last year. If we don't get rain I will be looking for more new spots. In the north central Anoka county area. Quite a few ducks around but geese are few and far between right now.
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Re: Water levels around the state

Postby chasing the GREEN » Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:48 pm

things are looking pretty low as far as sloughs go around st cloud area.
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Re: Water levels around the state

Postby MinneKans » Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:59 pm

Water levels on the rise here in north central. 2 to 4 inches have fallen south of Bemidji in the pas week. Amazing how quickly things can change.
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