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 Post subject: Lake water level
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:08 am 
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I've seen a couple folks mention the lake level seemed low. However, the data I'm reviewing doesn't seem to support the claim, unless I'm misunderstanding either the claim or the data...

https://waterdatafortexas.org/reservoir ... al/houston

Im not on the water enough to physically draw my own conclusion. Am I missing something?


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 Post subject: Re: Lake water level
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:57 am 
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Excellent observation.
It looks down by at least 12" to me.
I am in the east fork on Scott's Point.
I remember when full pool was 44'.
Now I think it's 42'.
Maybe there was a silt adjustment?
I look at the pilings on my dock and cover
that becomes visible when the water goes down.


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 Post subject: Re: Lake water level
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:41 pm 
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I *think* pool elevation is the elevation relative to sea level and not depth of the lake...

I don't know why they would drop it 2 feet like they did...Maybe someone a little closer to the goings on over at the SJRC can shed some light on that.


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 Post subject: Re: Lake water level
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:35 pm 
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Gettin Jiggy is right. The pool elevation is in reference to sea level or more accurately the sea level datum prescribed on the lake gauge page. Silt fill would lower the volume of water, through the SCJA calculations, but not the level.

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 Post subject: Re: Lake water level
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:05 pm 
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The silt comment was sarcasm.
But I “think” SJRA doesn’t have anything to do with
Lake Houston, other than flooding us whenever
It benefits Conroe....


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 Post subject: Re: Lake water level
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:19 pm 
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D'oh!! Forgot to recharge the batteries in the trusty okden translator! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Lake water level
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:27 am 
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Keep them charged buddy...
The point was that they changed the depth
Around 10-15 Year’s ago.
But it is lower now than what they are saying...
IMHO...


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 Post subject: Re: Lake water level
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:17 pm 
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whatever the level may be... there is a change from one point to another. I'm not seeing the reflection on the charts.

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Others have mentioned the water level is "up just a bit from last week" or "a little lower than last Friday" or even "water has to be down 3 feet"...I expect the charts to reflect something.

According to the charts, over the past 3 days, the level hasn't changed more than .05 feet. or just over 1/2".

First, I'm not sure I could recognize a difference in 1/4" level of the lake.

Second, I'm trying to understand, that if you are fishing in 7 to 10 feet of water, what difference 1/4" to 1/2" makes. Then again...maybe that is why I'm not catching fish!


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