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Old 07-07-2007, 12:49 AM
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in our lake, Lake Texoma, the pond up the road from me is closed till August 1st.

We have been getting a butt load of rain for the last 3 or 4 weeks [ we are 15 miles east of Gainsville Texas' flash floods ]

Our normal lake level is about 616' and 89,000 surface acres. The over flow is at 640' and it is 1 1/2 inches [ yes 1.5 inches ] from going over and we are at 143,000 surface acres now.

All that water and we can't get in it. The ramp I use is 20+ feet under water right now ] All the marinias are closed and have no power, power was turned off for safety.

Right now the corp is letting out 230.000 gallons a second and the water level is not changing, thats like 1 million gallons every 5 seconds.

Y'all can look it up at, laketexoma.com

Don't forget to check out the islands at texoma

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Old 07-07-2007, 02:47 AM
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dude, tell me about it. Houston got hit with another 3 inches of rain today. I got a place on caney creek in Sargent that I am getting worried about. I saw on the news POC was under water. Its kind of depressing. They are predicting a couple more inches tommorrow. Oh well, time to clean some guns and reels. By the way Welder, way back when in Austin I got cert. TIG. What type of work do you do??
You ain't bass fishing out of that alloy boat on Texoma are ya
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Old 07-07-2007, 03:28 AM
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11andy11,

I started out at 16 driving tow trucks at 19 i was run over on my motor cycle, ended the life style.
at 21 I finished welding school and got a full release from the Doc [ broke 28 bones and masive internal injuries ] then into my welding carear shop wor then teaching [ back at the school i went to then got accepted into the Iron workers local 433 LA did that till 94 , took a with draw and packed up the wife and kids and moved to Texas got on with the City as a grunt in the electric dept. now I run it, Lineman Super for the city of Whitesboro.

And I do fish for striped bass on Texoma in my plate boat , ya should see the guides stair .

And yes my back hurts every day but thats life .


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Old 07-07-2007, 08:48 AM
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Sorry to hear about the flooding problems you guys are going through. Hope that comes to an end real soon. We've got just the opposite problem here in NC. Maybe if you could just send us some of your rain and we'll trade you some hot and dry.
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Old 07-07-2007, 10:12 AM
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Welder~ after 3 YEARS of drought you better NOT be whinin' about the rain~!!!!

Now - get out there and mow/bush hog that yard of yours and get me and Claudia a path made back to those blackberries!!!


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Old 07-07-2007, 12:48 PM
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Our local CBS news channel has a live webcam setup at Lake Texoma’s spillway.


For those interested, go to KXII.COM to watch the event live.


This is the third time in the lake’s history for wafer to overflow the spillway. It happened in 1957 and again in 1990.


The highest recorded pool level for Texoma occurred on May 6, 1990 at 644.76 feet (above sea level). Nearly 5 feet above the spillway!


We just showed video Farmerjane & I took of the 1990 event showing the same area, as well as others, to our boys. The time stamp on the video is May 6th 1990.


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Old 07-07-2007, 07:04 PM
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wish there was an easy way to send all that water your draining into the lakes here in central florida.Most of the boat ramps here are out of the water and unable to use. Funny how it rains heavy in one place and NOT in another
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Old 07-08-2007, 12:14 AM
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I guess the rain is head east cuz it was hot here today and no rain.

Jane , thanl's for the tractor , got my driveway filled with more rock [ no more ruts ] the 3' weed brush hogged down and some paths mowed to the black berry patches today.

Now get your butt out there and start pick'en.

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Old 07-08-2007, 12:26 AM
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THANKS~!!!!

Oh, and you're welcome~

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