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Re: Conditions Report
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2013, 02:40:42 PM »
I've yet to launch my little GT without getting wet, i spose i will eventually get it down.
And i wont say the water up here is warm, but it is nice to get wet :D
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Re: Conditions Report
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2013, 02:49:31 PM »
I started walking Phoenix Rising off and on the trailer at Rathbun last year after seeing other members do it. Makes it a little eaiser to line up during loading.
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Re: Conditions Report
« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2013, 03:57:27 PM »
I was thinking of no docks and swimming out to get on the boat.  I back it in Kat unload and loads it and I only get wet from the knees down.  We always drive the boat off and on.  If its a little stuck to the bunks when we unload then I just back up and float it off after I release the winch cable.  She's got the loading down perfect and I ain't bad at backing and maneuvering at the ramp.
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Re: Conditions Report
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2013, 11:34:08 AM »
Drove out to the lake last night.  Level is at 921.  17 feet higher than normal.  
I'll see what happens over the weekend.  Dam is still shut down, so no water going out.


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They opened the dam this morning.  Currently releasing 2,000 cubic feet per second.
« Last Edit: May 31, 2013, 12:50:23 PM by WetRaider »
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Re: Conditions Report
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2013, 01:07:46 PM »
Ok math wizards...
at 11,000-acres, how fast will it go down ?
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Re: Conditions Report
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2013, 01:14:06 PM »
Ok math wizards...
at 11,000-acres, how fast will it go down ?

Wouldn't I need to know the inflow rate as well?   Plus, the ground around here is completely saturated...so I think that might just hold things steady?  Dan got hit by more rain than even Des Moines did.
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Re: Conditions Report
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2013, 01:17:36 PM »
Ok math wizards...
at 11,000-acres, how fast will it go down ?

Wouldn't I need to know the inflow rate as well?   Plus, the ground around here is completely saturated...so I think that might just hold things steady?  Dan got hit by more rain than even Des Moines did.
in that case you need to be a math wizard and a psychic ;)
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Re: Conditions Report
« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2013, 01:27:17 PM »
The answer is:  c

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Re: Conditions Report
« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2013, 02:17:58 PM »
Ok math wizards...
at 11,000-acres, how fast will it go down ?

Wouldn't I need to know the inflow rate as well?   Plus, the ground around here is completely saturated...so I think that might just hold things steady?  Dan got hit by more rain than even Des Moines did.
in that case you need to be a math wizard and a psychic ;)

I like math and its quite here at work so I did some figuring. I

If I did my math correct at 2000 cu ft per second

the lake should loose 3966.97 acre feet of water per 24 hour period.
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Re: Conditions Report
« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2013, 03:05:27 PM »
I like math, too ...

here's what I "know" ...

The normal pool is 11,000 acres.  The current pool is nearing 20,000.  When they were releasing 800 cfs, the rate of drop was 1 foot per month.

Doran was right talking about ground saturation.  Think about being on the beach ... and digging a hole.  At some point, your hole fills with water because you've reached the water table and have saturated ground along the perimeter of your hole.  Stick in a bucket and scoop the water out ... Boom! The hole fills right back up with water.  We might be releasing water through the dam, but to some degree, the saturated ground around us is refilling to take up the space the released water use to.  Based on proportions, all other things being equal ... if 800 cfs = 1 ft. drop in elevation per month, then 2,000 cfs = 2.5 ft. drop per month, or roughly 48,000 acre feet ...
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Re: Conditions Report
« Reply #30 on: May 31, 2013, 03:12:03 PM »
So high water it is...
as long as we can put in and have "fun on the water" I'm good.
i did fine the corp of engineers website, they post stats everyday at 7:30 AM
http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Locations/DistrictLakes/RathbunLake/DailyLakeInformation.aspx
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Re: Conditions Report
« Reply #31 on: May 31, 2013, 04:06:49 PM »
Joe -
I've been on this lake with water levels at the spillway and a full 22,000+ acres.
My concern here was not so much the lake levels, but the camping quality and dry-time to actually get out and use the boats.
I can have someone from the Corps of Engineers office come by the campgrounds on Thursday evening, or Friday mid-morning and give us a brief on lake conditions, places to avoid, etc.  I can have them bring maps, too.  I have a fishing guide that has lake contours - for normal pool. 
All of our boats are pretty shallow draft, we don't have much to worry about except for the downed/submerged timber.  Based on water flow and wind directions, floating debris tends to move towards the north and east.  The Chariton River is not a big, fast flowing river, so there isn't a ton of stuff floating in.  When I lived down by Mark Lindhorst (catchnedge) and boated at Canyon Lake, that lake would actually get RV's and camping trailers stuck in the trees after the rush of river flood coming downstream.

As long as we're all good with a damp ground - the campsite elevation is nearly 20 feet higher than the spillway, so we have no worry of flooded campsites - just wet from whatever might fall from the sky.
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Re: Conditions Report
« Reply #32 on: May 31, 2013, 07:46:39 PM »
Dang it.  OKC is getting torn up again tonight.  Hope Red and I have boats left to bring.  Hope dang it is not on the bad words list!
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Re: Conditions Report
« Reply #33 on: May 31, 2013, 08:25:01 PM »
Dang it.  OKC is getting torn up again tonight.  Hope Red and I have boats left to bring.  Hope dang it is not on the bad words list!

Was watching the CNN coverage of it. Be safe guys!
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Re: Conditions Report
« Reply #34 on: May 31, 2013, 08:41:25 PM »
Be safe Barb! Keeping fingers crossed for both you and Red!
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Re: Conditions Report
« Reply #35 on: May 31, 2013, 10:04:20 PM »
Dang it, we getting another one coming in again, no tornado, just a Lot of rain, already had 2/3 inches in the last few hours, now they are saying quarter size hail.. Grrrrr .... I just got the boat un-hooked, we'll see how this one goes.
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Re: Conditions Report
« Reply #36 on: May 31, 2013, 10:17:44 PM »
Up-Date .
During the tornado, one of our strom watchers has a vehicle called a Dominator, it's a 16,000 pound suv, looks kinda like a hummer made into a tank, 4wd, bullet proof windows, armor plating, and has some hydraulic "screws" that he can twist into the ground when he wants too, anyway, he drove it into the tornado, what he called the devils den, he screwed it to the ground while broadcasting the hood got sucked off the vehicle .. gone.
One of the weather men told people on the air, that if they couldn't get to shelter, if they wanted to run away, to drive South, that broadcast caused I-35 and I-240 to get packed with Thousands of cars and trucks, no one could move, some of them were blown off the road, some ran out of gas waiting, and the emergency vehicles could not get thru to give aid, the state troopers were transporting wonded to some ambulances, we drove North.
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Re: Conditions Report
« Reply #37 on: May 31, 2013, 10:26:16 PM »
Thanks for checking in, both of you.
I hope all stays well for you ... keep safe.  Toys are toys.  We love them, but still only toys.  And you're both welcome up here boat, or no boat. 
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Re: Conditions Report
« Reply #38 on: May 31, 2013, 10:36:11 PM »
Georgia told her sister on the phone that she was glad I let her come along when I got the boat hooked, but Really, she was the first one in the van.  While driving, she asked, why didn't hook it up to my truck, it's worth a lot more than the van ?  now it's Her truck ???
I told her cause we couldn't live in the truck if we needed too, but we could this old thing, and it just wouldn't look right if the boat wasn't hooked up to it :)
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Re: Conditions Report
« Reply #39 on: June 01, 2013, 06:33:33 AM »
wow
7" rain in the last 9 hours here in Okc
6 deaths so far, 2 critical, 60 injured and Lot's of damage, mostly in El Reno, about 20 miles west of here,  I've lived in Oklahoma all my life, and I've never seen so many tornados and weather patterns like we have had in the last two weeks, this line of storms extended from Okc to Gary Indiana, amazing.
News said there were over 600 calls from flooded motorist, and several of them were water rescue's.
Hey Barb,  hope you can cross the creek down at your place, I'll go over and check on Hot Knots here in a bit.  The creek here on Village dr. west of my house, was over flowed, from curb to curb, Brittian rd. closed, never seen that before either, Stratford street, east of my house,  was up to the houses.
We had a Lot of wind damage, but the little tent is still standing, Yellow Jacket is happy.
We had lightning strikes all over, I think / wonder if the lightening messed up something on my truck, the tach rests at 3500, idles at 5000 acording to it, but the motor is idling, the oil pressure and volt meter don't work at all ??
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