That will be about 38,000cfs released from Spillway. With 130,000 cfs still flowing into the lake. Thank you for the pics dlinzy. Be careful out there. Does it look like it is about to overflow spillway shortly?
That will be about 38,000cfs released from Spillway. With 130,000 cfs still flowing into the lake. Thank you for the pics dlinzy . Be careful out there. Does it look like it is about to overflow spillway shortly?
Has about 12 - 14" left, took pics but didn't come out for some reason.
It's nearly 5 am and I just checked the link above for an update. *sigh*. Go read it yourselves. Time for another drone flyover video. I hope the shop is okay. Aaron? Eddie? What does dawns early light reveal?
I have my Phantom Drone with me and will do a Fly over the various bridges this afternoon and post a link now that it has stopped pouring.
Got a question for the more experienced on here. I'm driving 5 hrs to come down the 31st-3rd of January. Should I reschedule our trip? Or will it be fishable by then? This is my gf first trip and don't want to disappoint. Any helpfull advise would be greatly appreciated.
Denny:In pondering the route through the park, the bridges etc. I presume your local accommodations are accessed off the north part of 259A somewhere west of the dam or off 259 itself. The park is now closed and barriers are up at the north and south entrances. I hope the authorities don't ask you to leave. The drone videos would be cool though drones are verboten in the park but I don't suppose any park authority would care to enforce that rule right now and might ask to see what you capture. Could be convenient eyes in the sky for them. Maybe Drew Polk will show up with his. The Facebook page for Beavers Bend Park mentions the park closing. Pat Waters has also updated the foundation website with the Corps lake level data and gate openings.
Bradbessett so that's a yes I should reschedule and it will not be ready to go by the 31st correct I read the post, just not from that area or know exactly what's going on. I can read this however kinda like French and doesn't make since to me.
Post by bradbessett on Dec 28, 2015 9:47:03 GMT -6
With the lake at critical levels, the only option was to "blow out" the spillway - Meaning they are dumping water out of the spillway gates and flooding the river. Imagine the flow is about 100X what we are used to seeing normally. This event will have the park shut down through the winter likely.
10-4. Roger that. Thanks for clarifying sir. That sucks. Going to get on the phone with my cabin rental place and see if they'll refund me. Totally bummed out my gf was so excited to try trout fishing for the first time. And I was gonna give her a ring while we was down, look like that will have to wait, unless I get refunded then we'll make the blue or Roman nose
Post by kingnothing on Dec 28, 2015 10:34:11 GMT -6
Thanks for all the pics and info Denny. We are coming up on Thursday and will be staying through Sunday. We have one of the cabins off 259 behind the diner, I will text you later in the week, maybe we can share a beer and mourn the river's fate together.
Just left the park. They moved us from Fern to Acorn late last night. 9 hours later, they knocked on our camper door to tell us we didn't have long to leave Acorn because the river was rising a foot an hour. We finally got everything packed and pulled out at 9:30am. Moved the camper to higher ground for storage and staying in a cabin with some friends.
They wouldn't let me past the swim area at 8 this morning.
This is the swimming hole bridge at 8am.
View from Acorn at 8am.
My buddy catching possibly the last trout in the LMF before it closed. Last night in the pouring rain as the lightning moved in and we moved out.
32,473 cfs releasing from Spillway. 28k was May's release. We will see what is left when the water subsides. Flows are still raging into the lake at about 97k cfs. This will continue for a while with more water certainly increasing flows through Spillway.
Well... With a heavy heart, I'll report that Eddie watched the shop float away about 5 minutes ago. Please keep them in your prayers along with all the others that will be effected by this flood. As of now, this is all that is left of Beavers Bend Fly Shop.