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Water Levels

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What are the river and lake water levels up that way looking like so far this year?

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AJ

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Low. Very, very low.

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Deerdragger is right. It is extremely low.

Kyle

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I live on a small (100 +- acre) lake that last late summer and fall was lower than I've seen it in my 16 years here. The rains last weekend helped, it's now back up to about what I expect to see for this time of year, having gained about 8-10 inches with the subsequent run-off (or run-in?). I suppose the topo around each lake affects this differently, but I'm pleased with how we're looking right now. PS- last night was my first time in a boat this year, I caught 6 crappies in the 10 to 11 inch range, and my buddy got zip, zilch, nada, skunked, but hey- who keeps track of who caught how many?

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I am wondering if anybody knows what the access conditions on bowstring are? We usually use the public access on the north end of the lake, but a few years ago we were unable to get on the lake because of very low water levels.

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looked at bowstring sat and it was low I would say 2-3 ft

landing will be bad if we dont get no rain soon

Jason

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