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mouse56425

Crosslake water levels?

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Last couple of years the water level has been extremely low on the chain. Spring crappie spots have not held fish due to water levels. I was wondering what sets the elevation @ the Dam or why more water is not being held back?

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From what I understand, they lower the level a couple feet before ice out. They do this to allow for run off from melting snow and the possiblity that a heavy spring rain could cause fast flooding if the frost is not out of the ground yet and the rain runs off to the lakes and rivers more than if the ground were not frozen and absorbed the rain fall.

The nice thing is that it doesn't take long for the level of the resevoir lakes to come back up with the dams.

Of more concern are the small lakes in the area that are not controlled by dams that are still 18" low due to a low water table that started last year. I'm hoping for about 8-10 inches of rain during May.

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