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Old 10-02-2023, 11:23 AM   #1
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Anyone know what the current lake water level is?

Planning a last trip up this week to empty out the boat for winter storage and hoping to get in a last ride.

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Old 10-02-2023, 11:24 AM   #2
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Anyone know what the current lake water level is?

Planning a last trip up this week to empty out the boat for winter storage and hoping to get in a last ride.

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Bout 10 inches below full.

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Ok, so not like drastically low then.

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Ok, so not like drastically low then.

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Actually high for this time of year...

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Correction...this time I actually measured... roughly 14 inches below full.

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According to the DES website the lake is at 503.43.... full pool is 504.32....so if my math is right that gives us .89 ft below full pool.... which gives us about 10.5 inches below full pool...

The statistical average for this year according the DES is 503.14, so about .3 ft higher then normal or about 3.5 inches above normal for this time of year...

Overall the lake is in good condition, and they will start to ramp down the release this week, for the normal minimum flow that they do right after Columbus day....
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According to the DES website the lake is at 503.43.... full pool is 504.32....so if my math is right that gives us .89 ft below full pool.... which gives us about 10.5 inches below full pool...

The statistical average for this year according the DES is 503.14, so about .3 ft higher then normal or about 3.5 inches above normal for this time of year...

Overall the lake is in good condition, and they will start to ramp down the release this week, for the normal minimum flow that they do right after Columbus day....
I always exaggerate numbers...ask my wife!

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She says...never mind.
The rocks haven't moved so if the water is down6 inches or 16 inches, as long as you follow the navaids you are in good shape. As it goes down further, there may be spaces near shore (marina slips) where you touch bottom. Nevertheless, the rocks and shallows marked by buoys haven't moved. Plenty of water to enjoy all over the lake. Trailer ramps may need a watchful eye, but that's on you. There is a lot of variation; just have to look and maybe dip a paddle.
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Bizer chart:

http://www.bizer.com/bztnews.htm#lakelevel

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Default DES Daily Lake Level Chart

https://nhdes.rtiamanzi.org/stations

Updated in “real-time” throughout the day (Bizer only updates weekly).

If you zoom in on the map view and select the weirs station, you’ll get a nice visual chart on the right of the lake level (you can also select table mode for more details). You can then also zoom into the chart to see more detail too.
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https://nhdes.rtiamanzi.org/stations

Updated in “real-time” throughout the day (Bizer only updates weekly).

If you zoom in on the map view and select the weirs station, you’ll get a nice visual chart on the right of the lake level (you can also select table mode for more details). You can then also zoom into the chart to see more detail too.
If my math is correct, the lake is down approximately 8 3/4" from full pool...Is this correct?

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Actually looks like down 11.16” from full pool:

Full pool: 504.32
Current level: 503.39 as of 6am today (10/4)
Difference: 0.93’ (or 11.16”)
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It seems like everyone is in agreement.

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Actually looks like down 11.16” from full pool:

Full pool: 504.32
Current level: 503.39 as of 6am today (10/4)
Difference: 0.93’ (or 11.16”)
The difference I'd like to see--calculated--
is how far down it is from this year's extreme height.

(I've lost trees over here).

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The difference I'd like to see--calculated--
is how far down it is from this year's extreme height.

(I've lost trees over here).

According to Bizer the high point this year was around 504.9 and we are currently at 503.37 so the math looks like this:

504.9 - 503.37 = 1.53 x 12 = 18.36 Inches from the high point in July to today

Now over full at the height of this season 504.9 - 504.32 = .58 x 12 = 6.96 inches over full pool

Over all the high water really wasn't that bad this year, I have seen it much worse.... What made it seem so bad is the duration the water was above full Pool.... which was considerable....
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