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#489496 - 05/03/18 05:01 PM Good rain
John Fitzgerald Offline


Registered: 10/27/15
Posts: 2012
Loc: S. end of Elkins, Arkansas
I received almost four inches since late last night here in S. Elkins, Arkansas.
The ponds are over the spillways, even the leaker.

I found that I have LMB recruitment. I caught a couple of 3" LMB trying to sneak over the older (leaker) pond spillway into the new pond, which had no LMB. I guess several made it over into the new pond without me seeing.
I also found a couple of live 5 to 6" BG out in the field from the new pond...put back in.

Going back out with a net while the spillways are still running over. No pipe, just grassy spillways; these are 1/4 acre ponds.
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#489497 - 05/03/18 05:22 PM Re: Good rain [Re: John Fitzgerald]
Flame Offline


Registered: 09/12/14
Posts: 1023
Loc: Deep East Texas
John I have had to do that several times with all the rain we have had here in deep east Texas. Also we are heading to Hot Springs Saturday morning. Hope all the rain will be gone!!
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#489500 - 05/03/18 07:05 PM Re: Good rain [Re: John Fitzgerald]
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Registered: 07/02/16
Posts: 420
Loc: Nashville, AR
Flame, supposed to be pretty up here this weekend. We have regional trap shooting competition in Jacksonville this weekend. Hope for pretty weather and little wind! grin We are still getting a nice rain...been very hard at times...now just a nice slow "nap" type rain.
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#489501 - 05/03/18 07:14 PM Re: Good rain [Re: John Fitzgerald]
John Fitzgerald Offline


Registered: 10/27/15
Posts: 2012
Loc: S. end of Elkins, Arkansas
Rain stopped here at about 3:05 PM, then skies slowly cleared. Sunny now.
The U.S.A.C.E. will probably open the floodgates on Beaver Reservoir by tomorrow morning.
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#489510 - 05/03/18 10:22 PM Re: Good rain [Re: John Fitzgerald]
Bobbss Offline


Registered: 10/27/16
Posts: 319
Loc: Jefferson County Missouri
Great to hear your getting rain John.I got a little up here,just over a 1", over about 10 hours so I didn't get much out of it.
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#489511 - 05/03/18 10:31 PM Re: Good rain [Re: Bobbss]
Pat Williamson Offline


Registered: 08/08/14
Posts: 2372
Loc: Oakwood,Texas
Nary a drop down our way......

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#489524 - 05/04/18 10:40 AM Re: Good rain [Re: John Fitzgerald]
John Fitzgerald Offline


Registered: 10/27/15
Posts: 2012
Loc: S. end of Elkins, Arkansas
I got another 0.24" in a quick storm early this morning, bringing my two day total to 4.02". Too much too fast. I wish it would have come over about four or five days instead of two. The way our rains have come this year has been a month's normal in two to three days and then no rain for the rest of the month.

That pattern tends to cause wild fluctuations in water levels. I guess that can be a good thing, because vegetation gets established, with embedded small insects, then that gets inundated, and small fish feast on the insects and earthworms that are drowned.


Edited by John Fitzgerald (05/04/18 12:05 PM)
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#489554 - 05/04/18 06:13 PM Re: Good rain [Re: John Fitzgerald]
SetterGuy Offline


Registered: 10/30/13
Posts: 1296
Loc: NE Missouri
We received .7 up at the pond. Thats the first since the end of March, when we got 2. I mowed on Wednesday up there, the dust was unbearable. It looked like late September.
John, Im glad youre getting some rain. Northeast MO, still dry..
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#489560 - 05/04/18 07:17 PM Re: Good rain [Re: John Fitzgerald]
John Fitzgerald Offline


Registered: 10/27/15
Posts: 2012
Loc: S. end of Elkins, Arkansas
SetterGuy,
Here's your Missouri drought monitor. It doesn't look accurate, given the small amounts of rain you and Bobbss have received.

http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/CurrentMap/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?MO

BTW, about 24 hours before our rain started, the forecast was for about 0.7 inches of rain. We received 4.02 inches. Don't count on the forecast for precipitation.


Edited by John Fitzgerald (05/04/18 11:34 PM)
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#489565 - 05/05/18 09:10 AM Re: Good rain [Re: John Fitzgerald]
SetterGuy Offline


Registered: 10/30/13
Posts: 1296
Loc: NE Missouri
Originally Posted By: John Fitzgerald
SetterGuy,
Here's your Missouri drought monitor. It doesn't look accurate, given the small amounts of rain you and Bobbss have received.

http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/CurrentMap/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?MO

BTW, about 24 hours before our rain started, the forecast was for about 0.7 inches of rain. We received 4.02 inches. Don't count on the forecast for precipitation.


Amazing how inaccurate it is. I use climate.com to get rainfall results after a rain event. Its been fairly accurate through the last few years. Ill be up at the farm later today, and compare the rain gauge vs climate.com..

Climate says weve had 10.6 YTD at the farm, 16.2 here near St Louis. We had a lot of .5 easy rains early in the year. Then that one big one (with runoff) in late March.


Edited by SetterGuy (05/05/18 09:11 AM)
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#489566 - 05/05/18 09:32 AM Re: Good rain [Re: John Fitzgerald]
Bobbss Offline


Registered: 10/27/16
Posts: 319
Loc: Jefferson County Missouri
I work just north of down town St. Louis and seem to be getting more rain there than I do 20-30 miles south of it, at home. It's been a disappointing spring so far.
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#489572 - 05/05/18 02:38 PM Re: Good rain [Re: John Fitzgerald]
Dave Davidson1 Offline
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Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 13538
Loc: Hurst & Bowie, Texas
According to a neighbors weather station, I got better than 5 inches in 2 days.
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#489576 - 05/05/18 04:17 PM Re: Good rain [Re: Dave Davidson1]
John Fitzgerald Offline


Registered: 10/27/15
Posts: 2012
Loc: S. end of Elkins, Arkansas
Originally Posted By: Dave Davidson1
According to a neighbors weather station, I got better than 5 inches in 2 days.


Was that 5"+ enough to overtop your pond(s)?
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#489580 - 05/05/18 09:26 PM Re: Good rain [Re: John Fitzgerald]
Dave Davidson1 Offline
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Registered: 01/04/06
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Loc: Hurst & Bowie, Texas
John, I haven't made it there to see. If I can get a break from the rent house, I'm going this week. However, I'm pretty sure it did. The rains came with a lot of intensity in a relatively short time. If I can get a break this week, I'm dang sure going.
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