Lake Marion Low Water Video

Discussion in 'SOUTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by blackwaterkatz, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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  2. droptine77

    droptine77 New Member

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    Unbelievible, Thanks Tommy. Will any of the rain we've gotten in past few weeks help.
     

  3. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the video Tommy! I hope you guys get some rain soon! One positive is that you can use that video to identify structure for when the water level gets back to normal!
     
  4. krowbar

    krowbar New Member

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    Wow !!! That's unbeleivable. Is the Upper Lake really that bad? Pray for rain is right. Thanks for the link.:cry:
     
  5. lakemoultrieblues

    lakemoultrieblues Member

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    Thanks Tommy. Very interesting video.
     
  6. WillyMan

    WillyMan New Member

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    W O W !!:sad2: I understood our water levels were low, but ... WOW !
     
  7. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    they say that 10% of the water holds 90% of the fish.looks to me like they ought to have their fins sticking out of the water cause looks like only 10% of the water is left.hope you get water soon or your fish might start dying.
     
  8. matt8823

    matt8823 New Member

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    man that is terible. i didnt realize the conditions were that bad.
     
  9. Shrimp Man

    Shrimp Man New Member

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    Tommy,
    The lake bed as most of us have never seen it. This video gives a new perspective to just how powerful mother nature can be. I wonder if the low water is having any impact on other habitats surrounding the lakes?
    Thanks Tommy.
     
  10. dust777man

    dust777man New Member

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    Absolutely unbelievable. Thanks for the video. Strange to see it like that.
     
  11. RiverratSC

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    Man thats just sad.
     
  12. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    I think that video was made in late november, and the lake has fallen some more since then, but has held steady or gained a little with the recent rain upcountry. I'm wondering what effect it might have on the fish spawn, as well as other wildlife that depend on that habitat.
     
  13. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    With much of their spawning areas high and dry its not going to be good thats for sure.
     
  14. Patmansc

    Patmansc Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure that the ecosystem in/around the lake has already changed substantially. It's up to time to tell how severely and for how long :embarassed:
     
  15. Chris55

    Chris55 New Member

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    I had no ideal that it was that bad there.Just unbelievable.I know the whole east coast needs rain,so maybe if we get the lots of snow this year,it might help some.Thanks for the video.
     
  16. Fish Bait

    Fish Bait New Member

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    That is unreal when will it get back to normal????:sad2:
     
  17. MUDHOLE KID

    MUDHOLE KID New Member

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    Awesome video Tommy, but we all need to do those last 3 words,PRAY FOR RAIN!!!!:wink:
     
  18. steve_b124

    steve_b124 New Member

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    Can't watch the video yet, I'm still a newbie. Early October I spent a week on Santee. The water was 7' low and dropping then. A couple of folks warned us about the gators being super agressive due to hunger. Seems they normally lay in the bushes to snag a bird or other animal, but the bushes are now yards from the water.

    It's sad to say, but we almost need a tropical storm or hurricane to turn things around. I small-mouth fish in Tennessee every year on TVA lakes, and lots of times they begin to fill the lakes after the bass go on the bed, and the beds end up in 20 feet or more water. Makes it very hard to locate bass, but doesn't seem to affect the spawn. I don't know how cats will react to the water level. I suspect this will take a while to recover from.
     
  19. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    Welcome, Stever. Glad to have you here. Jump in, make a couple more posts, no matter what, and then you will have more privileges :smile2:
     
  20. Indigo Flats

    Indigo Flats New Member

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    Thanks Tommy.

    I don't know how to describe my feelings when I viewed the video. I knew the water was low but I guess you could say I was completely flabbergasted by the video.