Rising Water on the river.

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Rising Water on the river.

Post by Uhairball » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:14 am

The level of the Withlacoochee River continues to rise. As probably most rivers and lakes in Florida.
So take extra care when passing under bridges. You may have easily passed under last week, but now
with the rising water it could be a whole different story. Nobody wants to read about anymore accidents,,,

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Re: Rising Water on the river.

Post by Uhairball » Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:53 am

The river (s) continues to rise. watch your clearance going under the bridge.

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Re: Rising Water on the river.

Post by Deano » Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:16 am

BUMP

The Withlacoochee is now as high as it was last December at it's peak before it started to go down.

The clearance at the 44 bridge has become limited for all but the smallest/shortest boats.
A big and or tall boat may or may not get under there, even with everybody in the stern.

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Re: Rising Water on the river.

Post by junglecat » Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:30 pm

Weather channel says it will peak Thursday at 8.5 over flood level , higher than flood of 87.
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Re: Rising Water on the river.

Post by highlife57 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:00 am

I hope they don't let the water out of hernando and the surrounding areas!!!!!!!

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Re: Rising Water on the river.

Post by junglecat » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:05 pm

Don't think they would do that , it would add more water to the river . Need to let as much as possible replenish the Eagle. It takes 7 days for water in green swamp to reach 44 bridge and 12 days to reach 200 bridge.
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Re: Rising Water on the river.

Post by Adideren » Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:00 am

Uhairball wrote:The level of the Withlacoochee River continues to rise. As probably most rivers and lakes in Florida.
So take extra care when passing under bridges. You may have easily passed under last week, but now
with the rising water it could be a whole different story. Nobody wants to read about anymore accidents,,,

That was really terrifying. Who want's accident in the first place? Extra precautions is indeed needed all the time.

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Re: Rising Water on the river.

Post by Deano » Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:46 am

Obviously, this is all very good advice that should be headed all the time.

But for whoever reads this now be aware that this post is a year old and the water is much lower, about three feet lower, which is actually pretty close to what would be considered normal depending on how many years reference you use.

Anyway, no need to cancel your impending trip here because of the high water, it isn't here right now.
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Re: Rising Water on the river.

Post by RazorsEdge » Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:03 am

It has been raining in the tampa/green swamp area almost everyday.
I know the Eagle was pretty dry the last time I was out.
Are there any no wake zones posted on the river?

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Re: Rising Water on the river.

Post by Deano » Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:19 am

No, there are not any such signs in any direction for miles.

In spite of the amount of rain y'all have been getting down there, the river is NOT that high.
Swiftmud has performed their annual pre-hurricane drainage of the upstream side of the Wysong Dam.

Haven't been out in the Eagle recently to report about that, but as low as the water is on that side dam
it seems pretty unlikely there would be much water there .
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