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The Rain is here!

Postby MYDIXIEWRECKED » Mon May 18, 2009 8:25 pm

Dangit man, it's comin' down in lauderdale and the glades BIGTIME!!!
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Postby HuntingBigun » Mon May 18, 2009 8:28 pm

raining in plant city thank god we were going to have to drink out the toliets :D :D
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Re: The Rain is here!

Postby yobee » Mon May 18, 2009 8:29 pm

Its been steady coming down all day up here in volusia and seminole county, couldnt tell on the way home but it looks to be coming down just as strong over by harney, i know they need it!!
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Postby Joe » Mon May 18, 2009 8:37 pm

Coming down steady here in south brevard :D Bout time,I was getting tiered of being the only boat at bird platt all the time :shock: :lol:
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Re: The Rain is here!

Postby monkeyboy324 » Mon May 18, 2009 8:55 pm

been raining all day in West palm, Just got the boat fixed .so it worked out good!

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Postby jimmyflfr » Mon May 18, 2009 9:12 pm

Man! I havent been so happy to see rain in a while! I think its gonna take a while days to take out the boats but maby they will open holy lands for the buggies! Im jones-in to get back out.

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Re: The Rain is here!

Postby Doc Holliday » Mon May 18, 2009 9:31 pm

Check out this link to see the effects........near as I can tell this is between Old Glory and NeverRest in WCA-2A....

http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?cb_00065=on&format=gif_default&period=7&site_no=262240080258001

Note that 11' is "vegetation level".......which means we have another foot or so to go before it's good to go......

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Re: The Rain is here!

Postby rick » Mon May 18, 2009 9:32 pm

It's been widespread for the St. Johns River basin all day...that's gonna help bigtime!

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Postby JOLLY ROGER » Mon May 18, 2009 10:13 pm

benn raining in wildwood all day !!! Yaeeeeeee !
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Postby SwampMatt » Mon May 18, 2009 10:17 pm

The internet gauge says something different, but my eyes tell me lake Jesup is 5 inches deeper today than it was yesterday.
And a trip up to the neck where it connects to the river, and the current is flowing INTO the lake.

This rain is the best news in a few months!

Weatherman on the tv today said that something TROPICAL may be sort of forming right on top of us????
OH, to be so lucky in a time of drought!

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Re: The Rain is here!

Postby danny » Mon May 18, 2009 11:12 pm

sweet maybee lake kiss will have water at poluted waters to run one :D

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Re: The Rain is here!

Postby Marsh CONTENDER » Tue May 19, 2009 12:07 am

Was glad to get some SLICK DOWN here in yeehaw also.... :D :D

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Re: The Rain is here!

Postby rivermaster » Tue May 19, 2009 9:53 am

yup raining in wildwood hey jolly if we didnt get some rain we were gonna have to buy our catfish flea and tick collars lol
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Postby GatorChaser » Tue May 19, 2009 10:49 am

Working Mullet lk area, Jesup, 415 bridge and all the marinas in Seminole county, the water is coming up quickly. I love it. Will be pitching a tent this weekend somwhere on the river. If the weather allows us to.

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Re: The Rain is here!

Postby airduds » Tue May 19, 2009 2:19 pm

Pouring all day in Fort Pierce today. We really need it.
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Postby Tropical Itch » Tue May 19, 2009 4:24 pm

hey doc thats your backyard. what is the magical number on the gauge to allow access to most of the camps. especially the farther ones...ie never rest/boarsnest

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Postby nomad41 » Tue May 19, 2009 5:03 pm

Has done nuthing but misted all day here in Palmetto.Hope tomorrow brings more rain.
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Postby JOLLY ROGER » Tue May 19, 2009 5:44 pm

rivermaster wrote:yup raining in wildwood hey jolly if we didnt get some rain we were gonna have to buy our catfish flea and tick collars lol

Got that right Rivermaster. We 've got about 6" since Friday. I know everyone did not get this much,we got 2" Friday that was a small isolated cell.
How about down south Chester, How much you guys had so far ?
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Postby jrstultz » Tue May 19, 2009 6:25 pm

I hope you guys are getting what we are here in jacksonville, it's not stopped since Sunday afternoon :D keep it coming!!
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Postby rick » Tue May 19, 2009 9:07 pm

I'm amazed...it just keeps blowing in. Without a gauge, I'm guessin we're in the 7"+ area (since late Sunday night) with plenty more coming in right now. The Southern St. Johns is gonna be a sight this weekend.

Looks like the 2009 Central FL fire season has checked out.

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Postby Whitebear » Tue May 19, 2009 10:01 pm

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Re: The Rain is here!

Postby cntry141iq » Tue May 19, 2009 10:04 pm

TAKE EVERY DROP WE CAN GET FOR TWO WEEKS AND NEVER COMPLAIN A BIT. Them frogs been down in the mud and I got somethin for em when they wake up LOL
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Postby blowin away » Tue May 19, 2009 11:10 pm

been rainin days here in tampa area.. but news that the lake is slowly gettn a lil water... think god
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Postby SwampMatt » Wed May 20, 2009 2:07 pm

rick wrote:I'm amazed...it just keeps blowing in. Without a gauge, I'm guessin we're in the 7"+ area (since late Sunday night) with plenty more coming in right now. The Southern St. Johns is gonna be a sight this weekend.

Looks like the 2009 Central FL fire season has checked out.

Rick


That's good news about the fires. It'll take a delay to the start of regular wet season for them to be a worry again.

Was out walking in the edge of the river and Jesup yesterday and noticed that even though I was in ankle deep water, the ground was firm. (like it was when it was dried out)
Today, the same walk is much muddier. It's starting to soak in.
But only starting.
And my yard is saturated! I sink in a couple inches into the dirt in grassy areas I normally mow.

Rick, you and me are not that far apart as the crow flies. My rain gauge says 13.5 inches as of noon today.
And it's probably a bit more than that. It's only a 5" gauge, and when it get's full some splashes out giving a false, low reading. It did get full to overflowing once over the past 3 days.

But nearly 14 inches of rain is pretty impressive for an UN-NAMED storm not even in the storm season!

:shock:

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Re: The Rain is here!

Postby Doc Holliday » Wed May 20, 2009 4:12 pm

Tropical Itch wrote:hey doc thats your backyard. what is the magical number on the gauge to allow access to most of the camps. especially the farther ones...ie never rest/boarsnest


Good question. I usually won't go out until the gauges read 11.5', but my boat doesn't have much bottom end push through the muck and I won't chance it. Note that there's typically more water in the south than there is the north due to sheetflow. And I won't attempt the direct trail to Boars Nest from the Lox landing unless the level is 12', however I have come up via NeverRest when the levels were less. With that said, there should be enough water to do some "exploring" this weekend.

My friend was out on April 4, out of the Lox Road landing. He started west down the East/West trail, and made it past the entrance to the south trail past 4 moons, which was 6 inches above water (that area always dries out first). He continued on the East/West trail, ran out of water, and got stuck hard about 250 yards further west. Luckily, the Hilton gang was out, and Mr. Turner and his friend came out in a bad-ass boat to pull him out with a 100' tow rope. So, on April 4th, you could get to Hilton from Lox, but not very far on the East/West trail. Looking at the charts (you can go back 60 days), the level on April 4 at Site 19 was 10.45, and the level at Site 17 was 10.60.

Also note that "vegetation level" is noted on the graphs via a red line. I believe this is basically where the grass meets the muck. Since the airboat trails are usually "rutted-out", they should have water even when the level is below vegetation level. But remember, some trails are deeper than others.....now if I could only tell you which ones are the deep ones.......

I don't have any experience coming up from Sawgrass Rec Area.....maybe someone else can chime in on that one.

Here's the links for the 60 day version of the charts.....remember Site 17 is approx. around Old Glory, and Site 19 is around Hilton.

http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?cb_00065=on&format=gif_default&period=60&site_no=262240080258001

http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?cb_00065=on&format=gif_default&period=60&site_no=261710080190001

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