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Old 08-30-2014, 07:17 PM   #4
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They do sound the horn at the dam a pretty long time before they open anything. It's loud enough I even hear it about 5 or 6 miles away at Lilleys. But the people involved in this weren't caught by surprise. If they were up there in a jon boat, and as it appears one of Phil's, not a jet, the generation was already on. The report says they were running four units. That's a lot of water coming at you. I do fish the upper area sometimes with that much current. Even at times when they also had all ten floodgates partially opened. But it can be pretty wild, and you have to keep constant watch where you are, and where you are going.
Even with 80+ pounds of thrust from my trolling motor on high I need to start moving the Gator long before I get near the islands, or submerged trees.
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