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#505306 - 05/04/19 08:02 AM 6+ inches of rain
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It came in a hurry but got only minor problems from washouts of roads. Itís still running in and out of the ponds. Creek got about 3 or so feet out of the banks.

Lots of suspended sand and junk. Not many of my remaining fish came to feed. No idea whether the cormorants returned.

BTW, the + is because I only have a 6 inch rain gauge.
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#505307 - 05/04/19 08:22 AM Re: 6+ inches of rain [Re: Dave Davidson1]
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it's man the lifeboats time Dave

i am headed to Wills Point this morning and expect the same and lots of mud
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#505314 - 05/04/19 09:39 AM Re: 6+ inches of rain [Re: Dave Davidson1]
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Registered: 09/12/14
Posts: 1228
Loc: Deep East Texas
As of 8am this morning 5/4/2019 we have already had 26 3/4 inches of rain!! In only 1/3rd of a year!! Pond has basically been at full pool since the first week of December 2018...longest ever!! 5 months!!
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#505316 - 05/04/19 10:24 AM Re: 6+ inches of rain [Re: Dave Davidson1]
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Registered: 08/16/14
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Loc: in the mountains
Wow! That is crazy! I think I am going to be looking at a similar scenario this "Spring" - relative to our location. We still have a massive amount of snow and the runoff is probably going to be impressive! Colorado SnoTel says there is currently over 400% more snow on the ground yesterday as there was the same date last year.
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#505319 - 05/04/19 11:09 AM Re: 6+ inches of rain [Re: Dave Davidson1]
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Registered: 09/19/14
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Loc: Harrison Co. Texas
yep, pond has been full+ some for quite awhile now. But after several years of drought and last year where I very little rain from last June to Dec. I am not going to complain a bit even though I stuck the side by side yesterday.
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#505323 - 05/04/19 02:35 PM Re: 6+ inches of rain [Re: TGW1]
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Registered: 05/03/14
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Loc: East Texas, USA
Glad I have a floating dock. Sheesh!
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#505347 - 05/04/19 11:48 PM Re: 6+ inches of rain [Re: Dave Davidson1]
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I thought I've got a lot of rain this year...jees, almost 27"!! I dont feel so bad now.
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#505348 - 05/05/19 12:11 AM Re: 6+ inches of rain [Re: Dave Davidson1]
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I wish I could get a 6" rain!lol!
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#505349 - 05/05/19 01:27 AM Re: 6+ inches of rain [Re: Dave Davidson1]
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Registered: 05/03/14
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Loc: East Texas, USA
30 inches at my place so far in 2019.
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#505356 - 05/05/19 11:22 AM Re: 6+ inches of rain [Re: Dave Davidson1]
Mike Whatley Offline


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Loc: Louisiana
I hate to say it, but I'm kinda glad all that rain has skirted further north this year. We've had more than our fare share the last couple of years.
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#505366 - 05/05/19 10:00 PM Re: 6+ inches of rain [Re: Dave Davidson1]
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Spent about 10 hours recently spraying poison oak eruptions around 4 wheeler roads/trails. Iím beat. I no longer have roads that a pickup can go through. Thank the rains for vegetation, tree limbs and some really good rains this year


Edited by Dave Davidson1 (05/05/19 10:01 PM)
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#505381 - 05/06/19 01:50 PM Re: 6+ inches of rain [Re: Dave Davidson1]
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Registered: 01/09/12
Posts: 902
Loc: Central IL
Most of the Midwest is in the same boat - we've had just over 7" in the last week or so. Some of the riverfront areas around Alton IL are reporting flood levels higher than the flood of '93.

On a positive note my emergency overflow coupled with the larger culvert kept everything on my place pretty much where it was supposed to be. TONS of dead smallish BG in the grass downstream of the emergency overflow, but that's pretty much it here.
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#505698 - 05/11/19 08:59 AM Re: 6+ inches of rain [Re: Dave Davidson1]
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Registered: 01/10/15
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Loc: Texas
I ran out to the farm yesterday, 05/10/19 and poured over 6" out of my gauge and its raining like crazy again.
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#505703 - 05/11/19 09:17 AM Re: 6+ inches of rain [Re: Dave Davidson1]
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Loc: Harrison Co. Texas
Lance, looks like I will be postponing my fish delivery again Monday. I also got that 6+" rain. I got so much that it sunk my boat that I had pulled up to the shoreline. Had to drag it out with my side by side. And looks like I will taking the canoe to the lakehouse on Caddo today to check on things. Tornado took out the telephone poles on the rd to the lakehouse.


Edited by TGW1 (05/11/19 09:20 AM)
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#505706 - 05/11/19 09:24 AM Re: 6+ inches of rain [Re: TGW1]
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Registered: 08/08/14
Posts: 2834
Loc: Oakwood,Texas
We hardly ever get any rain in April but this year we have had more than anybody can ever remember.

Tracy I got where I turn over my boats on the bank to avoid bailing them out


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#505730 - 05/11/19 01:02 PM Re: 6+ inches of rain [Re: Dave Davidson1]
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Loc: Hurst & Bowie, Texas
I have some BG left but am getting 300 more from Lusk,s guys. The other day I stocked 15 pounds of fatheads and 20 four to six inch hsb. Lmb next year.
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#505733 - 05/11/19 01:38 PM Re: 6+ inches of rain [Re: TGW1]
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Posts: 739
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: TGW1
Lance, looks like I will be postponing my fish delivery again Monday. I also got that 6+" rain. I got so much that it sunk my boat that I had pulled up to the shoreline. Had to drag it out with my side by side. And looks like I will taking the canoe to the lakehouse on Caddo today to check on things. Tornado took out the telephone poles on the rd to the lakehouse.


Wow......when did that happen?
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#505737 - 05/11/19 02:09 PM Re: 6+ inches of rain [Re: Dave Davidson1]
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Registered: 10/27/15
Posts: 2224
Loc: S. end of Elkins, Arkansas
We received just over 1.5" of rain in the past week. Newer pond is full, running over. Old leaker lacks 6.5 inches being full.
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#505742 - 05/11/19 06:10 PM Re: 6+ inches of rain [Re: Dave Davidson1]
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Posts: 1919
Loc: East Texas, USA
My emergency spillway worked fine, but I also had hundreds of YOY CNBG left high & dry when their escape route dwindled.
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#505752 - 05/11/19 10:39 PM Re: 6+ inches of rain [Re: Dave Davidson1]
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Registered: 10/27/16
Posts: 461
Loc: Jefferson County Missouri
I can't even get 6" of rain over a whole week this year, that's about all I get in a month so far this year. I think about 1.65" is the most I've got in a 24 hour period this year.
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#505759 - 05/12/19 08:36 AM Re: 6+ inches of rain [Re: Dave Davidson1]
Mike Whatley Offline


Registered: 04/22/18
Posts: 1210
Loc: Louisiana
Since Friday afternoon my rain gauge has measured 9+". The pond was out of its banks Saturday morning and running across the yard about 8" deep. I think the pond may have gotten at least a 50% flush of new water. Still have reasonable color from the dye application I did two weeks ago, but I think I'm gonna have to add a bit.

I had left one of my cloverleaf traps on the bank with the bottle still loaded with bait and the water was high enough that it had BG stranded in the trap when the water drained off.

Wind blew so hard it pushed water under the lid of the Black Soldier Fly generator lid and dampened things up quite a bit. They seem to have survived ok, but the cooler temps have definitely reduced their activity.
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#505773 - 05/12/19 06:06 PM Re: 6+ inches of rain [Re: Dave Davidson1]
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Posts: 1228
Loc: Deep East Texas
I now have to update my annual rain so far to 32 3/4 inch so far this year!!!
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#505876 - 05/15/19 06:16 AM Re: 6+ inches of rain [Re: Dave Davidson1]
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Loc: Hurst & Bowie, Texas
Another 2.1 inches. Stocked 300 replacement bg to replace the cormorant feeding spree.
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Without a sense of urgency, Nothing ever gets done.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley Rancher and Farmer Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP

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#505959 - 05/16/19 09:45 AM Re: 6+ inches of rain [Re: Dave Davidson1]
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Registered: 09/19/14
Posts: 2884
Loc: Harrison Co. Texas
My spring and summer food plots are in the planting stage now. It's about a month late from our normal planting time because of all the rain and we are having a tough time to get to some of the areas due to a washed out bridge caused by the heavy rains recently. I am also concerned that if we get one last rain this coming weekend to sprout the seeds then we may not get enough rain after that to establish a deep root system before our normal dry season starts at or around June 1st. And that will cause the plants to do poorly. Our dry season starts around June first every year.


Edited by TGW1 (05/16/19 09:48 AM)
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#505962 - 05/16/19 10:11 AM Re: 6+ inches of rain [Re: TGW1]
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Registered: 08/08/14
Posts: 2834
Loc: Oakwood,Texas
We donít normally get any rain in April or May so we canít depend on getting a food plot in the spring...... would have done well this year

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