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Old 01-25-2013, 02:16 PM
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Geez.....
I think that even Noah, in his ark, would be impressed!

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Old 02-04-2013, 07:48 AM
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Looks like TVA is going to have to push the release rate up even higher on Tuesday.

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Day Average Inflow* Midnight Elevation* Average Outflow*
2/04/2013 9,850 1,012.29 18,175
2/05/2013 7,593 1,011.46 20,500
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:53 PM
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The fish are sure getting there workout in fighting that flow, maybe this is a sign I need to hit the gym too.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:32 PM
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Unfortunately, there are no tail water streams exempt from the sluicing or spilling at this time and for the immediate future. Additionally, I am sure that these high volume flows over a longer duration of time will result in some level of scouring which certainly could impact some of the entomology of these streams. I am hoping for the best.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:23 PM
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Maybe if will wash some of the rock snot out. Gotta think as the glass half full.Lynn
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:25 PM
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The fish are sure getting there workout in fighting that flow, maybe this is a sign I need to hit the gym too.
Actually there is less current when the river gets this high. I know it makes no sense, but when the river gets up in he trees it creates huge eddies and the current down deep is not as bad as when it is dropped back down inside the normal channels.

The fish will be fine, and generally the fishing after these years is outstanding. If it quits raining
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:04 AM
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Actually there is less current when the river gets this high. I know it makes no sense, but when the river gets up in he trees it creates huge eddies and the current down deep is not as bad as when it is dropped back down inside the normal channels.

The fish will be fine, and generally the fishing after these years is outstanding. If it quits raining
I agree that this could actually help the trout. The only negative is that many of the Redds will be affected by the higher water, temperature, etc. and may not incubate at a successful rate. But, that is a whole other topic.

Here are some new pictures from Tuesday, 2/5 with the cfs rate at 20,500.




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Old 02-06-2013, 10:35 AM
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Wow, MB! Those pictures sure help explain why the tree trunks floating down river look like an Oak Ridge rowing regatta! While I agree with Waterwolf that the fishing normally improves after things settle down, I'm not so sure about the current being less. It's really cookin' here in Clinton! Almost looks like fast water going through a riffle. I may have to try out the video on my new camera.

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Old 02-06-2013, 06:12 PM
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Waterwolf was correct about the currents of the river during high generation schedules like we're seeing on the Clinch. There is so much water moving down river that rocks and other objects cause "pockets" or other areas of slower moving water. Similar situations happen on smaller rivers during floods.

One thing I've learned over the years is that this much generation doesn't cause harm to the trout. The fishing does tend to be pretty hot after long periods of generation and the fish are pretty feisty.

Sorry for the lame illustration
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I tend to like your artistic style Mr.Wilson. Tasteful yet simple
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