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 Post subject: Re: Lake level
PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:06 pm 
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we can use that 1/2 foot


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The rain really helped; not...


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Been raining all day and the waters going down;


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Had hard rains here last night .


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And now.....


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They will likely do this again in March, right before the crappie and bass spawn, or the week after the full moon. They have last 2 years. Hopefully they spawned in deeper water the last two years and learned thats the way to go!!


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Very true...
I have the emails to Jessica Beemer to prove it...
Never did hear about the “restocking program” they were working on...


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:40 pm 
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So when will the lake be fishable again? What will the land owners do about their piers[size=150][/size] and boats?
Yack :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:17 pm 
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It is fishable now. For some of us. Some people will likely not be able to get their boats out of their slips/slings. That is very bad for them.
I don't like the current lowered lake levels either, especially during the spawn, which is coming up very soon.
BUT, I really DISLIKE water in my house. Hope to never go through that again.
Work on the dam may help us, not sure. But I don't think the SJRA wants us or Lake Conroe to
experience another Harvey or Imedla (only for Lake Houston).
I can promise you that if the lake had not been lowered for the repair of the dam, Imelda would have gotten into our house.
Adding gates would help both lakes eventually.
Just remember, the lake is only a water supply resource for the city of Houston. Fishing and boating is just a side benefit of this.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:48 pm 
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True, Lake Houston is a reservoir but the same goes for Lake Conroe and all the “red shirts” think they have lake front property.
Maybe that’s because their homes were pitched as such so their cost was higher when they bought them or maybe it’s because their taxes are adjusted as such???
Just like ours on Lake Houston...
Maybe Lake Conroe needs to be dredged so they have more capacity? Maybe there should be spots in the San Jacinto river that need to be deeper to hold more runoff?
Maybe they need an overflow lake between us and Conroe?
Maybe???


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:28 pm 
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It was down 4in or so in W Fork this morning. Can see the watermark on the trees.


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Maybe because it was windy yesterday. Shows the lake actually going up since yesterday:


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 Post subject: Re: Lake level
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:23 pm 
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Craphac wrote:
It is fishable now. For some of us. Some people will likely not be able to get their boats out of their slips/slings. That is very bad for them.
I don't like the current lowered lake levels either, especially during the spawn, which is coming up very soon.
BUT, I really DISLIKE water in my house. Hope to never go through that again.
Work on the dam may help us, not sure. But I don't think the SJRA wants us or Lake Conroe to
experience another Harvey or Imedla (only for Lake Houston).
I can promise you that if the lake had not been lowered for the repair of the dam, Imelda would have gotten into our house.
Adding gates would help both lakes eventually.
Just remember, the lake is only a water supply resource for the city of Houston. Fishing and boating is just a side benefit of this.


One thing to remember going forward is that nothing is being done in regards to the rampant development within the watershed of Lake Houston. Detention pond requirements have not changed. Craphac, I know you live on Luces and my heart goes out to those that flooded, but I am afraid that these temporary lowerings are merely a smokescreen for folks like yourself. the law of averages says Harvey won't happen for a while, but then we had Imelda. FYI - Terranos de Houston and the other developers of the colonias are advertising that land for sale as far away Mexico City. Much of that land lies in the watershed of Luces and the East Fork. Future flooding will only get worse on luces and the East Fork once undeveloped land becomes developed as has happened in the Cypress Creek and Spring Creek watersheds. HCFCD is even buying up land for water detention purposes on Cypress Creek, but I am afraid that it is too little, too late for many, Kingwood included. Millions of dollars for just buying the land for a 200 acre detention pond and that is before someone digs it up and diesel is not free.

https://www.hcfcd.org/Find-Your-Watersh ... nformation

I have no problem lowering the lake, but I have not seen any studies that confirm it to be any part of the solution at all, in fact the opposite conclusion was reached below and if you extrapolate the data for the building the 10 gates they have $ for now, then you can extrapolate a 16" reduction in flood height in KW for the next Harvey. It does make many people sleep better though and at least the politicians can say they did do something.

http://www.houstontx.gov/council/e/king ... ndings.pdf

I still maintain that the 1960 bridge is also a cause. The study linked above said that Harvey dumped so much rain to drain and refill Lake Houston 8 times over and that there was a wall of water 8' tall going over the entire 4,000' long spillway. Next time you are at the railroad bridge, look at those 2 openings on 1960 and ask yourself how you get that same 4,000' long wall of water that 8' tall in those openings. Then look at all the sediment that had built North of the 1960 bridge last 20 years or so. There always trees washed up now. Was not always that way.


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 Post subject: Re: Lake level
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“They” said the lake was 8’ high going over the spillway in ‘94 too.
To me, that means the water was 11’ going over the spillway during Harvey.
Here’s the latest.


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