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Flooding in my neck of the woods.

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    Went across the lake at Kaw City today and there is everything from coolers, Barbie play houses, a deep freezer, upside down john boats to drift wood islands several acres in size just floating along. What a treacherous mess.


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    Flooding in my neck of the woods.

    Thought about unloading out there and going treasure hunting. Last big flood a few years back, I found an air tank in pretty good shape floating in the lake. Just like one of the blue ones you get at Walmart.
    With the increased discharge at the dam they are finally getting ahead of the inflow, but that is contributing to downstream flooding. My driveway is about a foot deep now in flowing water.
    If anyone other than Murf has been over the Sarge Creek bridge on Kaw Lake, this is what it looks like now.

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    Dam that’s a lot of water

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    I can't remember how long ago it was, but the lake got so high the waves would hit the rip rap and splash your car when driving across it. Kinda spooky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennishoddy View Post
    Thought about unloading out there and going treasure hunting. Last big flood a few years back, I found an air tank in pretty good shape floating in the lake. Just like one of the blue ones you get at Walmart.
    With the increased discharge at the dam they are finally getting ahead of the inflow, but that is contributing to downstream flooding. My driveway is about a foot deep now in flowing water.
    If anyone other than Murf has been over the Sarge Creek bridge on Kaw Lake, this is what it looks like now.

    Will they let you on the lake when it gets like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by murphranch View Post
    Will they let you on the lake when it gets like this.

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    Yes. The only place is the pioneer boat ramp parking lot in Kaw City, or country roads if not full of trash.
    Kwayman, the camp ground below the dam is open. Water is close but not expected to get in there.

    Some more pics.

    First one is the road leading into Coon Creek cove campground. The tiny spot in the back is the roof of the attendants cabin where you go in.







    The last two pics don’t do it justice to what the human eye can see. The boils below the gates are 10-15’ high. Amazing to watch the power of rushing water.
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    Lots of energy and force moving there

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    Its amazing that fish can even swim much less stay put in water like that but the big cats are really taking the bait right now below the dams they say. I drove around Draper last night and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I've seen it a good 6' higher. I'm betting Thunderbird isn't as bad off either.
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    Wasn't that long ago the drought had us wondering if the lakes were going to survive. Heard that Lake Altus had risen 66ft since all the rain has started.
    America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.

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    They are catching cats and snagging spoonbills at Kaw.


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