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Posted By: Tbar East Texas Water Levels - 10/24/21 05:45 PM
Ok east Texas pond folks.....how are your pond levels holding up?

Mine is down ~ 18". Sure could use some rain.
Posted By: Pat Williamson Re: East Texas Water Levels - 10/24/21 06:47 PM
Mine is down about 10” or so
Posted By: anthropic Re: East Texas Water Levels - 10/25/21 03:31 AM
Mine is down about 14". Time for a rain dance!
Posted By: Zep Re: East Texas Water Levels - 10/26/21 01:25 AM
Down.....need lots of steady rain for ponds and rye grass planting.

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Posted By: Flame Re: East Texas Water Levels - 10/26/21 01:46 PM
Sad, I am down near record low at over 3 foot low!!
Posted By: anthropic Re: East Texas Water Levels - 10/28/21 04:24 AM
Rain dance worked, nearly two inches precip. Pond still low, but better than it was.
Posted By: Zep Re: East Texas Water Levels - 10/29/21 02:05 AM
anthropic

Are you prepping for the typical late Fall/Winter invasion of the water-turkey?

I just stocked up on reflective tape, reflective scare rods, flying hawk decoy, giant eye, and a new gator decoy.

I throw everything at those fish eating evil birds!

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Posted By: esshup Re: East Texas Water Levels - 10/29/21 04:46 AM
I got ya'll beat! I'm down between 6' and 7' vertical...........
Posted By: Dave Davidson1 Re: East Texas Water Levels - 10/30/21 10:20 AM
I’m down about 3 to 4 ft
Posted By: anthropic Re: East Texas Water Levels - 10/30/21 10:40 AM
Originally Posted by esshup
I got ya'll beat! I'm down between 6' and 7' vertical...........

Yikes! Do you plan to do any habitat enhancement while it's this low?
Posted By: anthropic Re: East Texas Water Levels - 10/30/21 10:46 AM
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Zep, I intend to offer my pond's cormorants as testing targets. Free of charge because I am a true patriot!

If the Army turns down my offer, I'll mostly use the same strategy that worked fairly well last year: Sharp, resonant claps. Guess it sounds like gunshots to them, even those on the other side of the lake take off and are not in a hurry to return.
Posted By: esshup Re: East Texas Water Levels - 10/31/21 03:55 AM
Originally Posted by anthropic
Originally Posted by esshup
I got ya'll beat! I'm down between 6' and 7' vertical...........

Yikes! Do you plan to do any habitat enhancement while it's this low?

Make brush piles from Christmas trees. Only problem is that it might get this low again and then it looks ugly with the brush piles out of the water.

Might have to sink a well to keep it full. It's a groundwater pond.
Posted By: TGW1 Re: East Texas Water Levels - 11/02/21 11:31 AM
I am down about two feet and that is the lowest it has been since the beginning of it. I could not wait any longer for mother nature to kick in with some rain so I turned on the water well. I am guessing I will need to run the well for about 3 months to get it back to normal. The cost to do that is around 400 bucks per month. I made the mistake to see how low it would get if I did not assist the pond this year. Did not expect the lack of rain to be where it is this fall.
Posted By: liquidsquid Re: East Texas Water Levels - 11/03/21 02:59 PM
Meanwhile, at my location, 0.25" shy of 12" for the month of October as measured by my tube rain gauge. My electronic one is suffering "issues". Pond is in a continuous state of overflow. My wettest month ever. For NYS, that used to be newsworthy, not now getting rather common. 4.25" in one 12 hour period.
Posted By: Dave Davidson1 Re: East Texas Water Levels - 11/04/21 03:02 PM
I’m down about 2.5 ft in North Texas
Posted By: gehajake Re: East Texas Water Levels - 11/04/21 07:03 PM
negative 6" here in central MO, was close to -8" to 10" but we have had a few decent runoff fall rains.
Posted By: RStringer Re: East Texas Water Levels - 11/04/21 07:43 PM
I was down 13" now sitting at around 7". That's here in SE Kansas.
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