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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:07 am 
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Again not the sharpest knife in the drawer. But, won't that suck us fish as well?


i don't think too many fish live directly in the sand. i would think most would move and get out of the way of a large vacuum hose.

i think i would ask about toxic chemicals that get stirred up. There are natural chemicals such as ammonia along with the outside chemicals from run off that have been deposited.

Bottom line, it has to be dredged..


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:41 am 
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So does the current plan include dredging the lake itself, or does that come later if the money is secured between several agencies?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:08 am 
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i don't think anything includes the sandbar or the gates at the dam...


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:28 am 
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i don't think anything includes the sandbar or the gates at the dam...



The pic looks like the one that is on the N side as the river and lake meet where the forest course is. And that one needs to come out, too, that is a big area, that is maybe 2 ft deep.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:06 am 
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The current plan calls for dredging between 59 & West Lake Houston Pkwy and that’s it.
FEMA instructed the Army Corps of Engineers to do it and they awarded the contract.
The 2.5 Billion dollar Bond allows for 150 million dollars for “projects affecting the Lake Houston area”, whatever that means.
So......
6% of the Bond is going toward Lake Houston projects. The other 94% is going elsewhere.
I personally think the Bond is like The Affordable Health Care Act; No one knows what the money is for.
“Just vote for it and we’ll all know what’s in it after it passes”...
I do not think 150 million is enough to dredge the entire lake.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:01 am 
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They are dredging in the W fork . These were taken yesterday.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:10 pm 
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Drove into Humble today and saw an excavator on a barge where Spring Creek and the W Fork come together, just W of 59. Hope they are removing those sandbars so we can get into Spring Creek this year. Last year I tried in Dec or so and it was ankle deep at best, should have been an outstanding white bass spawn in Spring creek last year.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:11 pm 
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Bob Rehak is correct. They are trying to get pipe up the West Fork. He was actually in my boat when he took the pics of the ACOE personnel trying to get up the West Fork in their prop boat. We had run all over the lake that day so he could take updated pics. I had found a shallow channel to get over the mouth bar on the West Fork where it and Spring Creek merges so we showed them how to get in. Anything more than a flat bottom can’t make it so I’m sure the excavator was digging them a channel for the pipe.

As to Spring a Creek there is no getting in it without an air boat or mud boat and even a mud boat would be questionable. Ive tried with my jet and ended up pushing it back out.

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Thanks for the article.


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