upper Guad fish dying?

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pontoonman
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upper Guad fish dying?

Post by pontoonman » Sun Jul 12, 2009 2:11 pm

Flows have stopped in some areas and sections are drying up trapping fish. Have not verified personally. From another forum:

http://www.texaskayakfisherman.com/foru ... 2&t=124863

Lower may be in trouble if Canyon lake gets much lower....


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wiscoy
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Re: upper Guad fish dying?

Post by wiscoy » Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:06 am

With Canyon Lake approaching 895 level (may have already reached this level), does anyone know how much lower it can go before they close off flow to the lower guad :?:
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Jimbo Roberts
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Re: upper Guad fish dying?

Post by Jimbo Roberts » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:46 am

Even if the flows into the lake were zero they would have to release flows downstream to satisfy contracts and historical water rights until the lake went dry. I am not sure how low these flows would be but I suspect they are not much lower than 50cfs. It will be interesting from a philosophical perspective to see what happens.
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Re: upper Guad fish dying?

Post by darylm » Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:52 am

fished the guad in waring on saturday. was amazdd at how low the river is. quite a few perch and guadalupe's came to poppers and wooly buggers. nice , cool and clear.
God Bless, Daryl

Alex Argyros
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Re: upper Guad fish dying?

Post by Alex Argyros » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:56 am

I fished the headwaters of the Pedernales last Saturday. Water was very low and there was no discernible flow. Fishing was great, though.

preast
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Re: upper Guad fish dying?

Post by preast » Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:16 pm

According to USGS, the inflow hit 0.00 around 2am this morning...

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Re: upper Guad fish dying?

Post by Jimbo Roberts » Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:55 pm

We can not get rain soon enough or in too much quantity in the Guadalupe Basin.
I am glad I will be fishing out of state for awhile to remind me what normal flows are like again. Don't forget to add asking for rain in your prayers! Jimbo

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