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Lake Flourence drying up.....

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:14 pm
by pontoon outlaw
Camped out Friday...launched at Flourence....WATER or the lack of...is WAY down hasn't been this low in years....by the end of this week...there might be a small Trail of MUD to get to Lake Poinsette if we're lucky....damn to we need RAIN. :thumbleft: of course they say no Rain in sight.....just be aware.. if ya haven't launched outa there in a while...

Re: Lake Flourence drying up.....

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:33 pm
by mojoe
It was flowing backwards up here Friday. It is at what I call low water equilibrium.

Only thing that can drop it any more would be a steady south wind.... and the NOAA forecast is for a steady SE blow later in the week.

We will see.

Re: Lake Flourence drying up.....

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:30 pm
by terrible ted
I was there 2 week end ago boat would not start. will try this week end is it really that dry you can slide out the canal?

Re: RE: Re: Lake Flourence drying up.....

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:52 pm
by pontoon outlaw
terrible ted wrote:I was there 2 week end ago boat would not start. will try this week end is it really that dry you can slide out the canal?

The canal has 3 inches of water in it the lake is a mud hole going out not sticky yet the water in Poinsett is dropping so Florence canal fed can't keep up

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Re: Lake Flourence drying up.....

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:03 pm
by terrible ted
Water https://www.facebook.com/ylonka.henriqu ... 4874322/is down in winder but I have seen it lower around the early 2000'S

Re: Lake Flourence drying up.....

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:10 pm
by terrible ted

Re: Lake Flourence drying up.....

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:16 pm
by kwanjangnihm
Ted a lot of us dont have facebook - links only work if you log into facebook :dontknow:

Re: Lake Flourence drying up.....

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:36 pm
by terrible ted
My wife took them not sure how to post them otherwise.

Re: Lake Flourence drying up.....

Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:01 am
by diamondback0320
nah no fb here!

Re: Lake Flourence drying up.....

Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:02 am
by diamondback0320
how'd the boat run ted?

Re: Lake Flourence drying up.....

Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:31 am
by terrible ted
Ran fine it was warm. Put in a cabbage. Drove THRU THE LANDING. Then spun the truck around and backed down to the river.

Re: Lake Flourence drying up.....

Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:38 pm
by pontoon outlaw
Flourence still has skinny water LOL!!! even with no Rain....yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Lake Flourence drying up.....

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:03 pm
by HUTNFISN
Anybody been out to Lake Flourence after all this rain, just wondering if the water level is coming up at all?

Re: Lake Flourence drying up.....

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:40 pm
by OneBFC
Went out last weekend from 520 and went south to the camp on Dozer canal south of 192 and then back to 520.

I don't ride the areas around Florence enough to know by heart where all the trails are when they get grown over :)

Anyway, we found a trail head on the west side of Poinsette and pushed it all down on the way to camp McKinnie(sp?) and then rode the fence line on past Pontoon and then hooked back into Winder eventually.

It was dry for a considerable distance and cage high vegetation here and there. But, some skinny sections were also mixed in.

I took a peek at the Florence side and couldn't tell if the water was up enough to not have to beat your brains out coming that way or not. if I were to guess, by now, yes it's probably got some liquid in there.

Oak head was a parking lot though...mowed grass and all about 150 yards out from the trees! Maybe there's water in there now too...

I say go for a ride and you about 80/20 on the water being there!

Re: Lake Flourence drying up.....

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:27 pm
by 90chevy396
There is water leaving Florence all the way to pointset at least a foot deep


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Re: Lake Flourence drying up.....

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:14 pm
by JAMES
Water is fine out their a canoe could make it out been good for 2-3 weeks

Re: Lake Flourence drying up.....

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:10 am
by HUTNFISN
Rode the back trail out of Flourence on Tuesday, nice afternoon ride. We went out again on Wednesday and someone had shot up glass bottles for target practice right were I back up the trailer. We ended up driving around and launching out of Lone cabbage.

Re: Lake Flourence drying up.....

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:43 am
by Deano
Sounds like the same mental defective that runs around with an over zealous sawzall. :banghead:

Re: Lake Flourence drying up.....

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:46 am
by joshua357
While walking our jon boat through skinny water last week due to mechanical issues my foot managed to find a broken bottle. Idiots abound everywhere, time to remove the warning labels and let nature take its course.

Re: Lake Flourence drying up.....

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:20 am
by mojoe
Also disappointing is the fact that they enjoy reading these anecdotes of misery due to their actions.

Re: Lake Flourence drying up.....

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:11 pm
by terrible ted
HUTNFISN wrote:Rode the back trail out of Flourence on Tuesday, nice afternoon ride. We went out again on Wednesday and someone had shot up glass bottles for target practice right were I back up the trailer. We ended up driving around and launching out of Lone cabbage.


Well a few years ago we pulled up to lake Florence coming from the back trail. Some idiot had targets set up by the lake and a shade tent on the road with rifles shooting toward the lake. Luckily I believe (sheriff) Keith? showed up to get this dumb ass before we did. For all we know he was shooting when we came out onto the lake from the trail.

Re: Lake Flourence drying up.....

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:35 pm
by Redfishtom
Went out today. Thanks to the guys plowing the trail down to the moccasin lake shelter! Ran the whole west side from middle river , buzzards roost, pontoon camp, to the what I call " the sanctuary". I bit of dry running by buzzards roost and spotty dry areas in the cypress areas. Great day! Have not been to some of those areas since shortly after the hurricane.

Re: Lake Flourence drying up.....

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:03 am
by pontoon outlaw
Heck yes riding getting better on the gas bill lol!!!! Nothing like plowing down the high grass and getting all the critters in the boat

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Re: Lake Flourence drying up.....

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:04 am
by pontoon outlaw
terrible ted wrote:
HUTNFISN wrote:Rode the back trail out of Flourence on Tuesday, nice afternoon ride. We went out again on Wednesday and someone had shot up glass bottles for target practice right were I back up the trailer. We ended up driving around and launching out of Lone cabbage.


Well a few years ago we pulled up to lake Florence coming from the back trail. Some idiot had targets set up by the lake and a shade tent on the road with rifles shooting toward the lake. Luckily I believe (sheriff) Keith? showed up to get this dumb ass before we did. For all we know he was shooting when we came out onto the lake from the trail.

Ted they still do that but, the guns are getting bigger
Redfishtom wrote:Went out today. Thanks to the guys plowing the trail down to the moccasin lake shelter! Ran the whole west side from middle river , buzzards roost, pontoon camp, to the what I call " the sanctuary". I bit of dry running by buzzards roost and spotty dry areas in the cypress areas. Great day! Have not been to some of those areas since shortly after the hurricane.



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