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 Post subject: smith running high
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:25 pm 
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Brown Trout

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According to Green Drake, turbine work is causing the Smith to run 5 inches high with no generation for a couple of months. Should be epicly and perversely twisted fishing


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 Post subject: Re: smith running high
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:34 am 
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I fished it a couple days ago and you are right it is about 5-6 inches higher then normal low/no flow which we are used to when fishing between generation cycles. Takes a little more effort to move up steam in some areas.

Forget it for next week - Just received this from Brian Williams, Program Manager for Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) - He is talking about next week, March 5-8. In my opinion you should go elsewhere next week as 350cfs is too much flow to fish safely

"[b]I got word from the USACE that the current rate of release at Philpott during the outage has been running around 100 cfs. Due to rising lake levels, they will be opening the sluice gates wider next week beginning Monday morning resulting in a total discharge at the tailrace gauge of about 320 cfs. They will most likely hold this release at least through Friday, depending on rainfall/inflows."[/b]

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 Post subject: Re: smith running high
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:37 am 
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What is the flow when they are generating?


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