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Old    Davis (board4ce07)      Join Date: May 2004       01-29-2006, 3:23 PM Reply   
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...
Old    Tyler McCurdy (tyboarder03)      Join Date: Nov 2003       01-29-2006, 4:41 PM Reply   
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.
Old    Benjamin (bendow)      Join Date: Sep 2005       01-29-2006, 4:58 PM Reply   
ya, the lake is so low at tsr that one of the rails and one of the sliders is closed.
Old    walt            01-29-2006, 5:01 PM Reply   
Texas is a arid state right ?
Old    Erin Leah (wakeboardqueen)      Join Date: Jan 2004       01-29-2006, 5:14 PM Reply   
They are probably just lowering your lake for repair
Old    John (Lakewood, WA) (johnbowen)      Join Date: Apr 2005       01-29-2006, 5:37 PM Reply   
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.

Old    Jeff Vaaler (jcv)      Join Date: Oct 2005       01-29-2006, 6:16 PM Reply   
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.

erin, nope, lakes are down significantly everywhere.

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
Old    will atterberry (willatter)      Join Date: Aug 2005       01-29-2006, 6:56 PM Reply   
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.
Old    Jeff Vaaler (jcv)      Join Date: Oct 2005       01-29-2006, 7:10 PM Reply   
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?
Old    Benjamin (bendow)      Join Date: Sep 2005       01-29-2006, 7:19 PM Reply   
that new slider their building is absolutely nuts, I wonder who will be the first to hit it?

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.
Old    will atterberry (willatter)      Join Date: Aug 2005       01-29-2006, 7:19 PM Reply   
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.
Old    Jeffrey Blanchard (eternalshadow)      Join Date: Nov 2001       01-29-2006, 9:57 PM Reply   
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.

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.
Old    Steven Hahn (solo)      Join Date: Oct 2001       01-30-2006, 8:04 AM Reply   
103 days of no rain fall and counting here in AZ!
Old    Elane (ebone66)      Join Date: Dec 2005       01-30-2006, 9:40 AM Reply   
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.
Old    Austin Carter (atom_ant)      Join Date: Aug 2003       01-30-2006, 11:23 AM Reply   
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.
Old    Rob Cattau (rob_kc)      Join Date: Dec 2004       01-30-2006, 11:30 AM Reply   
Will, how do you get to the photo of the slider At TSR? I could not find anything like that on the site.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       01-30-2006, 11:33 AM Reply   
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
Old     (midwesty)      Join Date: Aug 2003       01-30-2006, 12:22 PM Reply   
its called mother nature. this happens from time to time, so sorry for the inconvience.
Old    Strib (baldboarder)      Join Date: Aug 2002       01-30-2006, 12:35 PM Reply   
Davis, Global Warming is the reason Russia is having the coldest Winter in last 25 years.
Old    will atterberry (willatter)      Join Date: Aug 2005       01-30-2006, 12:48 PM Reply   
here it is...


money shot
Old    Scott Taylor (taylormade)      Join Date: Jun 2001       01-30-2006, 12:51 PM Reply   
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.

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Old    Benjamin (bendow)      Join Date: Sep 2005       01-30-2006, 3:45 PM Reply   
whats your boat doing in a ditch? lol/jk
looks really convienient...
Old    Alain (ak4life)      Join Date: Nov 2003       01-30-2006, 4:13 PM Reply   
bummer.. try this: http://www.inquiry.net/outdoor/native/dance/rain_zuni.htm
Old    Benjamin (bendow)      Join Date: Sep 2005       01-30-2006, 5:04 PM Reply   
I just did it. it's not working...wtf
Old    Alain (ak4life)      Join Date: Nov 2003       01-30-2006, 5:15 PM Reply   
did you have the goat hair around your head at the top of the mask??
Old    Brett (bennettag10)      Join Date: Aug 2005       01-30-2006, 7:27 PM Reply   
no... you have to wait till august 19th, duh

it might be a while
Old    Brandon (sylv2080)      Join Date: Jun 2004       01-31-2006, 10:05 AM Reply   
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!!!!!
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       01-31-2006, 1:00 PM Reply   
i agree with brandon... we have had rain 39/42 days and sitting on 11" of rain in Portland...
Old    Benjamin (bendow)      Join Date: Sep 2005       01-31-2006, 1:36 PM Reply   
looks like you guys need to calm down on the rain dances
Old    Ty (lake_side)      Join Date: Jan 2004       02-02-2006, 8:53 AM Reply   
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.
Old    dorado2            02-04-2006, 6:22 AM Reply   
Is that considered "waterfront"?

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