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May 31st, 2014 at 4:04pm
 
did anyone else notice that Travis came up 4 foot?  we need more!!
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Reply #1 - May 31st, 2014 at 4:23pm
 
I noticed!
Just need 12 more storms like that one.
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Reply #2 - Jun 1st, 2014 at 6:22pm
 
We were reaping the benefits of it. Although there is tons of junk in the water. It's nice to see the water up a little. Would like to see it up more, but I've never been out on Travis at full pool.

Plus I've been sick. So I didn't even want to bring the hammer out. Just had to watch my buddy bomb around in his new Nordic and be jealous.
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Reply #3 - Jun 1st, 2014 at 7:49pm
 
Still haven't seen the Nordic Smiley Belton was not bad today. Up a few feet, not too much crap in there. Time to take the sundeck off and get it redone. Maybe we will have a few more rain storms while my HO is down.
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Reply #4 - Jun 1st, 2014 at 9:01pm
 
Its gonna be out there on lake travis a lot this summer.
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Reply #5 - Jun 1st, 2014 at 10:31pm
 
Yeah you can tell a difference but it's not much. Yes definitely tons of garbage in the water. I broke my own rule going out after a storm. I think I caught a log on Saturday. Took a small dinger in the front of my hull. I guess it's time to learn how to gel.
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Reply #6 - Jun 1st, 2014 at 10:36pm
 
I went to lake Austin on Friday after work for a spin. After a trip to past the 360 bridge we were heading back to the dam and something didn't seem right. I looked back and water was spraying up everywhere. I stopped immediately and saw a couple broken 2x4s floating away. Guess I was dragging them on the outdrive. It's def gonna be a learning curve for myself. I didn't think about the potential for damage from all the garbage.
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Reply #7 - Jun 1st, 2014 at 10:42pm
 
Yeah, not the best idea to go out after a big rain event. I never have and the one time I did, bang...there's the reason I shouldn't. You're lucky!

The pain about this one is...I wasn't even going fast. I had my friend's kids on the bow and I was going around 30-35 the whole day. Barely on plane. If I was cooking around WOT, sure...but that's not my luck.
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Reply #8 - Jun 2nd, 2014 at 5:29pm
 
We were on the lake July 4th (10 or so years ago) the day after Marble Falls got 18" of rain overnight. Saw all kinds of stuff floating around. Docks, parts of docks, boats, logs, entire trees and a bunch of other misc crap. Made night boating down right frightening! We did hear one thud, but didn't see any damage.
Found the best thing to do is follow someone else and pay close attention to them.
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Reply #9 - Jun 2nd, 2014 at 7:17pm
 
has anyone been down to Jones Brother's park?  I went down there the other day and there is a lot of trees that have grown up.  I fear that when the water comes back they will either become under water obstacles or they will be floating down the lake roots and all.   I had wondered if Jonestown could take them down or is that an LCRA thing?  or maybe the land owners need to.
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Reply #10 - Jun 3rd, 2014 at 12:01am
 
Wouldn't that be awesome if the water came back sooner rather than later so we could have that kind of launching problem?  Smiley

I'm pretty sure the land owners have water rights only so far into the ... what is now a gulley. Beyond that, I would imagine it would end up being a combination of Jonestown/owners to help clear the path should that area ever get to that point. You could pretty much just drive a tractor down there and clear a bunch of it. Or a Bobcat if you're really bored.
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Reply #11 - Jun 3rd, 2014 at 9:14am
 
Land rights really very city to city, lot to lot. Most is LCRA but private land owners can own out past the high water mark. Not all do.  Nobody really is required to clear trees or brush however to my knowledge. 
LCRA could do it even if a private homeowner owns the land as they govern its use, but I really doubt they have the equipment or funds to do so. The biggest challenge is timing.  No sense clearing now if it will all just grow back in a year or two.  Alternately, if the drought does break with a big rain event, there is not enough warning to clear trees before it does.  Most likely it will be cleared an inch at a time with 300hp weedwhackers.  Embarrassed Its a good opportunity for anyone who wants to master the art of prop repair.
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Reply #12 - Jun 3rd, 2014 at 11:26am
 
I was looking at the Pedernales this weekend....that's a complete forest!

Looking forward to having these problems though
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Reply #13 - Jun 4th, 2014 at 7:40pm
 
Agreed it would be a good problem to have!!
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Reply #14 - Jun 6th, 2014 at 4:59pm
 
Still rising and calling for rain Tuesday and Wednesday fingers crossed!!!
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