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Old 03-06-2012, 09:02 AM
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Due to the help of TVA, pushing so much water , trout fishing is going to be awsome in Melton Hill lake. TVA is working hand and hand with TWRA to flush all the trout they can into Melton Hill to help feed the Muskie.

Man this is getting out of hand, I remember when I was kid it was rare that TVA spilled water. Maybe every 10 years? It seems this is becoming more and more frequent these days, who is in charge of river management? They are really sucking at doing their job
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:03 PM
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I know what you mean Rod! I guess it will be like this from know on due to their agreement with the dock owners to maintain a higher winter pool.

The ironic thing is that the river land owners are getting their docks washed away and much of their bank structures.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:43 PM
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TVA is working hand and hand with TWRA to flush all the trout they can into Melton Hill to help feed the Muskie.
are you saying that in jest because they're pushing so much water and a bunch of trout will end up in Melton Hill?
or do you literally mean they're working with TWRA to feed the muskie?
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:48 PM
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Here’s a link: http://tva.gov/email/eRiver/2012/february.html scroll through and I think you’ll get the idea….TVA doesn’t want to open the spill gates or sluice, unless it’s necessary. Do I believe everything TVA says? Nope. However I can believe this one, and here’s why. They don’t make any money by spilling. I know they’re a quasi-government entity, but if the water isn’t going through the turbines, they don’t generate power, which means they don’t generate money. Given the wet winter we’ve had (especially the Norris watershed), I’ll give TVA the benefit of the doubt this time. I’m in the same boat as y’all (no pun intended), I wish the water conditions would improve. I was planning to take the boat out this weekend and get my fiancé to oar, but the forecast isn’t looking good.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:54 PM
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are you saying that in jest because they're pushing so much water and a bunch of trout will end up in Melton Hill?
or do you literally mean they're working with TWRA to feed the muskie?
I was joking around.

TNJed,

I know they want to make the money, and they aren't making a dime by spilling, however I just wish they would manage better, they give a 10 day fortcast, why do they run one gen on weekdays then wait till it piss pours the rain and the tube fills up, to do something about it?
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:11 PM
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16,900 cfs is crazy
hopefully the fish that are left will have some big shoulders this spring
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:16 PM
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Rod:
I get what you’re saying. I see your point and I wish they would manage it better too. After looking at the Operating Guide for Norris, I find it strikingly close to last year. I don’t think there are easy answers; Mother Nature has her way sometimes.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:35 PM
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I stand corrected. I’ll be honest and say I don’t know that much about the history of the Clinch, but after reading Mike Bone’s blog entry this morning, it was an eye opener. Here’s the link: http://www.theriverjournal.com/. We’ve had a wet winter this year, and last year as well. I figured that was the main culprit behind the spilling. Apparently, the target winter pool that TVA attempts to maintain has a larger role than I realized. In the past TVA maintained a winter pool of 980, now the mark is 1000 feet. I’m an engineer, so I can dig numbers. 20 feet multiplied by the surface area of Norris Lake is a huge volume…..no wonder they’re spilling more often. Anyway, take a look at Mike’s blog, he gives a much more detailed account and it’s well worth a look.
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I stand corrected. I’ll be honest and say I don’t know that much about the history of the Clinch, but after reading Mike Bone’s blog entry this morning, it was an eye opener. Here’s the link: http://www.theriverjournal.com/. We’ve had a wet winter this year, and last year as well. I figured that was the main culprit behind the spilling. Apparently, the target winter pool that TVA attempts to maintain has a larger role than I realized. In the past TVA maintained a winter pool of 980, now the mark is 1000 feet. I’m an engineer, so I can dig numbers. 20 feet multiplied by the surface area of Norris Lake is a huge volume…..no wonder they’re spilling more often. Anyway, take a look at Mike’s blog, he gives a much more detailed account and it’s well worth a look.
Is that not what I said?
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:06 PM
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Is that not what I said?
Shawn:
Tip of the hat to you sir, you called it. Like I said, I'm an engineer, just needed a couple of numbers.
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