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Old    Justin Mohlke (wakekid72501)      Join Date: Jul 2006       03-30-2008, 4:18 PM Reply   
is there riders out there from arkansas that possibly ride Greers Ferry cause i heard it was up 12 feet from the usually spot
Old    P C (pc332)      Join Date: Jan 2007       03-30-2008, 8:24 PM Reply   
Justin, our neighbor on Greers Ferry told us that it was up 21 feet a week ago. It's crazy man. One of the docks in our cove was just floating loose out in the middle of the lake!
Old    Lauri H. (soak_up_the_sun)      Join Date: Jun 2004       03-31-2008, 5:23 AM Reply   
We're on Bull Shoals, on the Missouri side, and we have been moving our dock daily. The water is up about 18 feet. I just checked the lake level and its 678.25 as of 5:00 am. Our normal level is around 640. It has risen another 2 feet from the same time yesterday. Time to go check the dock!
The bright side is that we have almost no walk to our dock at this point. It's up so high, it's in the trees, right by where we have to park. Usually we have a pretty steep walk, at least 100 feet from where we park.
I'll try to get pics posted later today. There are no boat ramps open in our area, they are all under water!
Old    Montgomery (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       03-31-2008, 7:00 AM Reply   
I ride on the Beaver :-) anyone ride around NW AR ?
Old    Rocky Cathey (cmcathy1)      Join Date: Dec 2007       03-31-2008, 7:24 AM Reply   
I actually just rode Greers Ferry this weekend (it was 48 degrees outside) and the water is WAY up! Two weeks ago the water rose 10 feet in 48 hours and hasn't come down at all. Also, I have never seen the water so dirty. It looks like the Mississippi River.
Old    flyhigh (lyle)      Join Date: May 2004       03-31-2008, 7:29 AM Reply   
I ride south Ark, water level is up in alot of spots, but nothing like that
Old    Greers Ferry Lake Marine & ATV (greers_ferry_boats)      Join Date: Dec 2007       03-31-2008, 7:46 AM Reply   
Dang Rocky off to an early start! Here are some pics of Shiloh Marina and Devils Fork Park.
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Old    Nick McDonald (lsukuntryboy)      Join Date: Jul 2007       03-31-2008, 8:44 AM Reply   
all that stuff that yall have up there is steady headin this way down here in Louisiana. I went on the ouachita river this past week and it was up about 20 feet with a hell of a current. my friend who weighs about 120 almost got up on the board with the rope tied to a bridge. the current is super strong.
Old    Greers Ferry Lake Marine & ATV (greers_ferry_boats)      Join Date: Dec 2007       03-31-2008, 8:54 AM Reply   
Yall are crazy for getting out there!
Old    Jon Allen (jon_a)      Join Date: Feb 2003       03-31-2008, 9:09 AM Reply   
been riding for about a month down in hot springs. All of the lakes are high down here but not real bad.
Old    Lauri H. (soak_up_the_sun)      Join Date: Jun 2004       03-31-2008, 9:54 AM Reply   
Well, we moved the dock up another 4 feet. We'll see how long that lasts. (ours is the wood one with the white roof)
Imagine, in these pictures, that we usually have to walk down a very steep slope, about 100 feet to the dock. I don't have any "normal lake level" pictures on this computer. I'll look at home. The cove that we are in is ordinarily only half the width that it is now!

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What you can't see very well is all the junk floating in the water. When we raised the "arms" on the dock, you couldn't believe all the junk and tree limbs/trunks that came up with them!
Old    colton (roller24)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-31-2008, 7:36 PM Reply   
yea greers is up crazy high.
we just went up and our dock was turned around backwards and one of the cables had snapped.. but we got it back to normal..
i wish they would keep the water level higher though in the summer.. because sometimes on our end of the lake it gets almost too low to use our boat ramp.
Old    Rocky Cathey (cmcathy1)      Join Date: Dec 2007       03-31-2008, 8:48 PM Reply   
Colton, what part of the lake are you on and what year is your Avy?
Old    Ryan Daniels (rmdanie)      Join Date: Jun 2007       03-31-2008, 11:34 PM Reply   
I ride mainly ride DeQueen and Broken Bow. Sometimes I mosey on up to my hometown of Hot Springs and ride Ouchita or kick it on the redneck riviera of lake hamilton.

Lyle, where do you ride in South Ark?

DEqueen was up 16 ft at one point. probably more after the storms tonight
Old    flyhigh (lyle)      Join Date: May 2004       04-01-2008, 1:52 PM Reply   
Ryan, Mostly around Monticello, but take road trips all the time, from Dardanelle, to ouachita, to Chicot, to moro bay... we outta catch up sometime
Old    AtTheLake (bmartin)      Join Date: Jan 2007       04-01-2008, 3:40 PM Reply   
Yep - my nonfloating pier was under water this morning!!! Looks like more rain a coming.
Old    colton (roller24)      Join Date: Mar 2008       04-01-2008, 3:52 PM Reply   
well we are down from hill creek. if u pass the cliffs by the bridge there keep goin and thats it.. its the small part of the lake.
avy??
Old    Rocky Cathey (cmcathy1)      Join Date: Dec 2007       04-02-2008, 7:41 AM Reply   
Oh ok, we're on the small part of the lake as well, we ride back in Middle Folk (across from Devil's Fork). I was asking what year is your Avalanche (Avy); I just got a 2003 Avalanche myself.
Old    colton (roller24)      Join Date: Mar 2008       04-02-2008, 7:00 PM Reply   
yea we ride there some too. ours is a red 2004. i love it! its not as nice as some others but its perfect for us.. is middle fork where that huge house was just built?? like.. in the first turn to the left??
Old    P C (pc332)      Join Date: Jan 2007       04-02-2008, 8:20 PM Reply   
Colton and Rocky, I ride middle fork also. Let me know next time any of yall are out, I'm ready to get out on the water and I would like to find some other people to ride with and push each other!

(Message edited by pc332 on April 02, 2008)
Old    colton (roller24)      Join Date: Mar 2008       04-02-2008, 8:39 PM Reply   
haha.
yea.. im starting.. so ill probably suck. lol
Old    Rocky Cathey (cmcathy1)      Join Date: Dec 2007       04-03-2008, 10:10 AM Reply   
p c, That is an awesome profile pic with Sugar Loaf in the background. If you ride in middle fork, I'm sure I've seen you out there, what boat do you ride behind?

Colton, Yeah middle fork has that huge new house in it, we normally keep going back in there until it gets narrow (and shallow), there is some really good water back in there.

I'll be out there pretty much every weekend in May , so if you guys see the Black Avalanche on my profile, thats me.
Old    P C (pc332)      Join Date: Jan 2007       04-03-2008, 12:22 PM Reply   
Rocky, Thanks man. I'm in a black and white x-star. Hopefully we'll bump into you guys one of these weekends if the water will ever clear up.
Old    Justin Mohlke (wakekid72501)      Join Date: Jul 2006       04-05-2008, 5:51 PM Reply   
p.c, i think i have seen you on the water before, i have a '85 red & gray stars & stripes mastercraft, have you seen me
Old    Rocky Cathey (cmcathy1)      Join Date: Dec 2007       04-07-2008, 7:46 AM Reply   
We rode Greers Ferry this weekend, the water was freezingish but not too bad. The bad part is the unbelievable amount of debris in the water. I have never seen the lake like this; you really have to be careful.
Old    Justin Mohlke (wakekid72501)      Join Date: Jul 2006       04-08-2008, 4:01 PM Reply   
i ready to get started this year but i think i will wait until the debris goes away
Old    Rocky Cathey (cmcathy1)      Join Date: Dec 2007       04-08-2008, 4:19 PM Reply   
Naw Man! You gotta get out there. Just watch out for the water mines.
Old    Greers Ferry Lake Marine & ATV (greers_ferry_boats)      Join Date: Dec 2007       04-09-2008, 7:59 AM Reply   
water mines are dangerous
Old    Justin Mohlke (wakekid72501)      Join Date: Jul 2006       04-10-2008, 6:59 PM Reply   
wat the heck are water mines
Old    Montgomery (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       04-11-2008, 7:17 AM Reply   
debris - obstructions in the water that you can't see
Old    Greers Ferry Lake Marine & ATV (greers_ferry_boats)      Join Date: Dec 2007       04-11-2008, 7:17 AM Reply   
Rocky and I were on the water last Sunday and there was all these logs that are bottom heavy so only the tip is sticking out of the water but underneath is a stump. We were just kidding around.
Old    Montgomery (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       04-11-2008, 7:18 AM Reply   
logs - loch ness monsters
Old    Montgomery (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       04-11-2008, 7:20 AM Reply   
we hit one a couple years ago it looked like a stick until we hit it and realized it was half a freaking tree floating just under the water line

(Message edited by lovin_the_wake on April 11, 2008)
Old    np3 (ponder86)      Join Date: Mar 2008       04-12-2008, 6:07 PM Reply   
Did anyone see bull shoals open up all 17 floodgates, the water is crazy high it was about 15 feet under the dam/bridge
Old    Jayson Cotter (wakeskateordie)      Join Date: Apr 2008       04-12-2008, 7:03 PM Reply   
They were talking about opening the flood gates at Bull Shoals, but I dont think they have yet.

They did open them up on Norfork this week. It is way up, almost up to 62 out in Henderson. If I remember right this is the highest it has ever been, I know they let more water through it this week than ever before.

I am hoping it gets settled down so we dont have trash in it all summer.
Old    Greers Ferry Lake Marine & ATV (greers_ferry_boats)      Join Date: Dec 2007       04-13-2008, 7:22 AM Reply   
Greers Ferry is only a few inches from opening the gates.
Old    Jayson Cotter (wakeskateordie)      Join Date: Apr 2008       04-13-2008, 9:29 AM Reply   
I was wrong about Bull Shoals they have opened those gates up too.
Old    Logan Sheehan (sheehan)      Join Date: Mar 2008       04-13-2008, 1:21 PM Reply   
Bull shoals opened all 17 gates... It was crazy... Anyone here other than me ride on bull shoals ? Let me know... I'm curious to see if anyone around here visits these message boards... Here is a picture my friend took from the river side...

http://shim1.shutterfly.com/procgserv/47b8da33b3127cce98548831144e00000037100DZtXDdk3Ym

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Old    Lauri H. (soak_up_the_sun)      Join Date: Jun 2004       04-13-2008, 3:33 PM Reply   
We were just there (Bull Shoals Dam) with all the other looky-loo's. I have a few pictures, I'll get them up in a little bit.
Old    Lauri H. (soak_up_the_sun)      Join Date: Jun 2004       04-13-2008, 3:55 PM Reply   
Ok, here is the dam from both sides:
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This is the Corps park at Theodosia, the roof you see is the big pavillion, the playground is out there somewhere under water. So are all the campsites.

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Old    Lauri H. (soak_up_the_sun)      Join Date: Jun 2004       04-13-2008, 4:11 PM Reply   
Just for a little comparison, the photos of the bridge and pavilion above are from this past Friday 4/11/08.
These pictures are from 4/05/08, so you can see what has happened in just less than a week:
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Old    np3 (ponder86)      Join Date: Mar 2008       04-13-2008, 11:54 PM Reply   
yeah i ride on bull shoals i rode up there last weekend, we were in the left finger in little sister and there was a boat floating in the middle of the cove nose up haha
Old    Rocky Cathey (cmcathy1)      Join Date: Dec 2007       04-15-2008, 3:31 PM Reply   
WATER'S UP AINT IT!
Greers Ferry 3 weeks ago:

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Old    Rocky Cathey (cmcathy1)      Join Date: Dec 2007       04-15-2008, 3:35 PM Reply   
Greers Ferry last weekend:

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Old    Greers Ferry Lake Marine & ATV (greers_ferry_boats)      Join Date: Dec 2007       04-16-2008, 7:14 AM Reply   
Man that waters up!
Old    P C (pc332)      Join Date: Jan 2007       04-16-2008, 8:48 AM Reply   
It's pretty wild whats going on with these water levels. My family's dock broke loose this past weekend and we had to go secure it to some trees because we couldn't get it close to shore. The water level is so high that you can't get through the trees to get to shore.
Old    Ryan Daniels (rmdanie)      Join Date: Jun 2007       04-16-2008, 8:53 AM Reply   
I know most folks don't care about my little riding hole, but Dequeen lake was 37 feet above normal at it's highest. IT is now 31 feet above normal and dumping a foot a day. It is so frustrating that the water has warmed up to tolerable for the crazy but the boat ramps are at least two weeks out (min) from being servicable.
Old    flyhigh (lyle)      Join Date: May 2004       04-16-2008, 12:07 PM Reply   
takin a camping trip to dardanelle this weekend, hopefully the water at our run isnt too bad`
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       04-16-2008, 12:14 PM Reply   
RD, I care about your little riding hole. Looking for a good camping trip lake this summer and Dequeen is on the list. So is broken bow. 37'!! thats nuts.
Old    P C (pc332)      Join Date: Jan 2007       04-16-2008, 1:41 PM Reply   
Lyle, Lake Dardanelle is pretty dirty right now. It's also up really high right now. I'm sure you can get out and ride, but there might be a little debris in the water. I live down the road about thirty minutes in Clarksville and me and a buddy of mine will be riding this weekend down there. Let me know if you need anything.
Old    Ryan Daniels (rmdanie)      Join Date: Jun 2007       04-16-2008, 3:17 PM Reply   
Nacho,

I don't know if you know these two lakes but here is the skinny.

#1: DeQueen Lake: No other riders on weekdays. Ample camping spots. Shaped like an "I" with the top and the bottom being the two runs. That will work out great as I can tear up one while you tear up the other. We can piss off the fisherman together.

#2. Broken Bow Lake: We go here about 10 times a summer. Mainly on the weekends as it is about a 30 minute drive. It is a very large very clean lake. It is 2/3 the size of Ouachita and just as clean. We go there for a more social atmosphere. It can get really crowded and choppy on a weekend but there are some coves to take some runs.

Dude, anyways, call me if you get some plans nailed down at either of those lakes. I have a crew that would love to join you for a day or two with our supra. 870-557-3553...

Peace,
Ryan
Old    Ryan Daniels (rmdanie)      Join Date: Jun 2007       04-17-2008, 1:51 PM Reply   
Lyle or Jon, I am bringing the supra to Hamilton this weekend since it is the closest non-flooded lake. Either of you plan on being out. The weather should be really nice

Ryan

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