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Quote n.jones Replybullet Posted: July 18 2011 at 7:31pm
i am so glad that i wakeskate in cedar bayou!
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Quote TexMic Replybullet Posted: July 18 2011 at 8:57pm
Here's a pic I took at the KW ramp June 16th FWIW:



I haven't been back since, but I'm sure that it looks worse now. Supposedly the level was 38.8 MSL on June 16th.
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Quote Larry Replybullet Posted: July 18 2011 at 9:29pm
Wow I want to see some current pics of the USJ and Lake Houston if anyone has them. We were at Whitney this past weekend and it was pretty dang low. I had to walk the boat a good 50 yards off the ramp to get to waist deep water. You can see where the water line should be in this shot. On the up side, we scored a super nice beach out of the new lake level!

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Quote olmoomba Replybullet Posted: July 19 2011 at 8:21am
Way to go with the silver lining Larry!
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Quote ProZachJ Replybullet Posted: July 20 2011 at 12:59pm
Originally posted by TexMic


Here's a pic I took at the KW ramp June 16th FWIW:


So who's going to join me on the shovel brigade to get the cut dug out while its this low?
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Quote goofyboy Replybullet Posted: July 20 2011 at 8:47pm
waste of time.  it will fill back in after the first flood.
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Quote Suzanne Replybullet Posted: July 21 2011 at 8:46am
damn. this sucks.  How can all the rivers here be flooded and the reservoirs still high and you guys have this?  Maybe because all of our extra water goes to the freaking golf resorts and spas in Arizona. :(
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Quote TexMic Replybullet Posted: July 22 2011 at 10:04am
I stopped by the KW ramp this morning, this is what it looks like now:







Looks like the creek is making a decent channel right there. Maybe it will help some.
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Quote Larry Replybullet Posted: July 22 2011 at 10:13am
WOW. You Kingwood guys are going to be mowing the grass with your props once the water comes up.
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Quote new2wake Replybullet Posted: July 22 2011 at 12:33pm
My brother went by duessen the other day and said there is no way he would attempt it. Said on of the no wake bouy's was laying on its side.
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Quote ProZachJ Replybullet Posted: July 22 2011 at 12:45pm
This is unbelievable!
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Quote Larry Replybullet Posted: July 22 2011 at 12:47pm
Man if I remember correctly those bouys are typically in 7-8ft of water??   
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Quote olmoomba Replybullet Posted: July 22 2011 at 12:53pm
could be worse - could be lake travis. down 40ft. Midland will have to start trucking in drinking water if they don't get rain soon. Their lake nearest lake 1 1/2 hrs away is nearly dried up all together with no other sources. We still have the trinity river and salt water riding at least.
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Quote Larry Replybullet Posted: July 22 2011 at 1:11pm
And if droubt isn't bad enough now we have to worry about zebra mussels!
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Quote goofyboy Replybullet Posted: July 25 2011 at 6:46am
Lake Travis down 40 ft only affects the people that have to use the ramps.  Those on the main lake with long enough lines / stairs to their boat houses get to enjoy a more empty lake.
 
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Quote Suzanne Replybullet Posted: July 25 2011 at 9:57am
Wow. this is so sad.  Is there any backup they can start pumping water from since Lake Texoma has zebra mussels?  It's so strange to watch the video of the Per and Lake Travis.

The zebra mussels thing sucks so bad too... we have to get a ranger to tag our boat and inspect it on the way in and out of all of the water in CO because of them.
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Quote skyski_tige Replybullet Posted: July 25 2011 at 10:31am
Well...  Anybody read the paper yesterday?  They announced that Lake Houston is buying about a foot and a half of water from Lake Conroe.   You should have better riding conditions soon.
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Quote skyski_tige Replybullet Posted: July 25 2011 at 10:37am
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Quote olmoomba Replybullet Posted: July 25 2011 at 11:19am
Originally posted by goofyboy

Lake Travis down 40 ft only affects the people that have to use the ramps. Those on the main lake with long enough lines / stairs to their boat houses get to enjoy a more empty lake.



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Quote LawyerBoarder Replybullet Posted: July 26 2011 at 10:43am
Here are a couple of pics of my now 300 ft of beach. The beach has been exposed long enough for grass to start growing. Grass needs to be mowed! The kids and i have cleaned up the beach and built a mini Aggie bonfire with the trash. 
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