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MikeLove 05-15-2009 11:49 AM

Flooding of Lower Mountain Fork
 
Flood gates are open on the Lower Mountain Fork River and all Trout fishing is suspended for safety..Lake level is at all time record level...Bad news for a while.....

smith950 05-16-2009 06:43 PM

Re: Flooding of Lower Mountain Fork
 
Mike,

Sean posted pictures on the Three Rivers Fly Shop forum. The second picture shows the release level last year. The third is the current release level. The amount of water being released is amazing. I'm hoping Sid's shop is okay.

Normal flow is approx 81 cfs at the dam. Today they are releasing 5185 cfs at the dam and with the flow out of the generators they are at 8175 cfs. Its looks like the inflow is finally slowing down.

The good news is no rain in the forecast for SE Oklahoma for the next week.

Scott

smith950 05-17-2009 08:16 AM

Re: Flooding of Lower Mountain Fork
 
Pictures from the Lower Mountain Fork.
Spillway at the dam normal flow

http://i683.photobucket.com/albums/v...r/IMG_0653.jpg

Spillway at the dam all gates open 6" 5175cfs.
http://i683.photobucket.com/albums/v...r/IMG_0753.jpg

Upper Spillway bridge, cold hole.http://www.beaversbendflyshop.com/ib...footbridge.jpg

Lost creek parking lot. http://www.beaversbendflyshop.com/ib..._cold_hole.jpg

Rereg dam 8175 cfs from power plant and spillway. Normally you can see a concrete ladder directly in front of you.
http://i683.photobucket.com/albums/v...r/IMG_0693.jpg

I guess Lauri and I will be heading west to fish next week.

Bob Lang 05-22-2009 05:55 PM

Re: Flooding of Lower Mountain Fork
 
Any chance these heavy flows will wash away this "rock snot" I hear has been found there? I'd hate to think this algae, or whatever it is, could end up ruining the trout fishing on the LMF. Anyone know if it will help?

BigCliff 05-22-2009 09:53 PM

Re: Flooding of Lower Mountain Fork
 
Wow, that's some major damage. Fishing my favorite spot on Spillway Creek would put my head two feet under that water rushing over the bridge.


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