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board4ce07 01-29-2006 4:23 PM

hey i live in texas and our lake is so low that no one on the lake can get their boat out. its supposed to not go up for a long time either. anybody else have the same problem? im looking for a good way to pass the time and the tramp just isnt cutting it anymore. its that damn global warming i swear...

tyboarder03 01-29-2006 5:41 PM

global warming my ass... Our mountain hasn't had a year like this in the last 5 or 6 years atleast. And our reservoirs and rivers, are pretty damn full some flooding. What you need is some rain down there, and not so much dry time.

bendow 01-29-2006 5:58 PM

ya, the lake is so low at tsr that one of the rails and one of the sliders is closed.

walt 01-29-2006 6:01 PM

Texas is a arid state right ?

wakeboardqueen 01-29-2006 6:14 PM

They are probably just lowering your lake for repair

johnbowen 01-29-2006 6:37 PM

you can some of our rain. i'w waiting for Noah's ark to go floating by. Forty days and forty nights of rain are nothing compared to the winter we are having in the northwest. <BR> <BR>

jcv 01-29-2006 7:16 PM

walt, texas stays pretty dry--save the occasional random thunder storm--so the little rain we do get is vital. all it takes is a few inches (or a couple feet in this case) under the average and the lakes drop pretty quick. most texas lakes are supposed to be constant level lakes, so people build their docks as such. our lake is over 5 ft. down with the drought and because we supply the dallas/fort worth area with most of their water. it's looking like a lot of boats will be trapped all year. making it worse, most boat ramps on our lake aren't paved far enough down to get anything more than a bass boat in and out in these conditions. <BR> <BR>erin, nope, lakes are down significantly everywhere. <BR> <BR>benjamin, which obstacles are closed? i was thinking about going down to tsr in a couple weeks but only if at least one of the kickers and the box is open

willatter 01-29-2006 7:56 PM

i was at tsr this afternoon and the a-frame and crooked slider are closed down, both kickers and the fun box are open. they are almost finished with the new slider and it looks sick.

jcv 01-29-2006 8:10 PM

thanks will. i make no secret about the fact i suck, so i won't miss those two obstacles much. what's the shape of the new slider?

bendow 01-29-2006 8:19 PM

that new slider their building is absolutely nuts, I wonder who will be the first to hit it? <BR> <BR>jeff, it's a rail type slider high off the water that goes up at incline into 2 humps and then a decline. I can't really explain it to well, guess you just have to see it.

willatter 01-29-2006 8:19 PM

it has a slight incline to a long flat with two big humps at the end, it's 120 feet long. there is a pic at the tsr myspace page.

eternalshadow 01-29-2006 10:57 PM

If we don't get some snow or have a wet spring/summer it's going to be another year of low lakes and some big fires up this way. <BR> <BR>Our last winter was really mild but we had a relatively wet summer, it got to the point where we'd just keep riding as long as it wasn't pouring or thundering.

solo 01-30-2006 9:04 AM

103 days of no rain fall and counting here in AZ!

ebone66 01-30-2006 10:40 AM

A couple different factors are working against us here in TX. Along w/the lack of rain, the dams at Livingston and Conroe were damaged by Katrina. The Livingston dam will not be repaired until late June so it will stay low regardless of rain until then. Conroe dam should be fixed sooner or may already be fixed. Not positive.

01-30-2006 12:23 PM

I thought my lake, Kingsley Lake, in Florida was drying up for a while because it was about 6ft. down at one point. We had to dredge out our boat lift so we could get the boat out, but now it's up so much the dock is almost under water. I hope your lake isn't drying up, but I don't think it is.

rob_kc 01-30-2006 12:30 PM

Will, how do you get to the photo of the slider At TSR? I could not find anything like that on the site.

denverd1 01-30-2006 12:33 PM

East texas doesn't have any katrina damage, fortunately, but all the lakes are down 4-6 ft. we got some much needed rain over the weekend and most lakes saw a foot increase in water level. but you still can't launch at most of the lakes we go to

midwesty 01-30-2006 1:22 PM

its called mother nature. this happens from time to time, so sorry for the inconvience.<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/wink.gif" border=0>

baldboarder 01-30-2006 1:35 PM

Davis, Global Warming is the reason Russia is having the coldest Winter in last 25 years.<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/uhoh.gif" border=0>

willatter 01-30-2006 1:48 PM

here it is... <BR> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/281237.gif" alt="money shot">

taylormade 01-30-2006 1:51 PM

I live on a canal that wasn't deep to begin, it's deepest part only being about 5 ft. We haven't had ANY rain to speak of since October and around mid November my canal became so low that I had to pull my boat out for fear of getting stuck. Good thing I did since it's damn near bone dry now. I've even taken a pic as a reference. The first pic is about 1.5 years old with my old boat in the summer (it was obviously raining when the pic was taken) and the other was back in November... it's about another foot lower now. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/281242.jpg" alt="2"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/281243.jpg" alt="1">

bendow 01-30-2006 4:45 PM

whats your boat doing in a ditch? lol/jk <BR>looks really convienient... <BR>

ak4life 01-30-2006 5:13 PM

bummer.. try this: <a href="http://www.inquiry.net/outdoor/native/dance/rain_zuni.htm" target="_blank">http://www.inquiry.net/outdoor/native/dance/rain_zuni.htm</a>

bendow 01-30-2006 6:04 PM

I just did it. it's not working...wtf

ak4life 01-30-2006 6:15 PM

did you have the goat hair around your head at the top of the mask??

bennettag10 01-30-2006 8:27 PM

no... you have to wait till august 19th, duh <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR>it might be a while <BR>

sylv2080 01-31-2006 11:05 AM

I would be MORE then happy to send all of the rain from pennsylvania your way! I am so F-ing sick of rain right now it is driving me nuts!!!!!

tyler97217 01-31-2006 2:00 PM

i agree with brandon... we have had rain 39/42 days and sitting on 11" of rain in Portland...

bendow 01-31-2006 2:36 PM

looks like you guys need to calm down on the rain dances<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/biggrin.gif" border=0>

lake_side 02-02-2006 9:53 AM

I live in OK and all the lakes are down.The weather here has been record high's, the lake season will start early.With no water no riding.

dorado2 02-04-2006 7:22 AM

Is that considered "waterfront"?

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