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For those that don't have easy access or observations of river levels I will give what data I have. This will be for the Licking River, Dillon Res. and the Muskingum River at Zanesville.

The Licking River rose over night approximately 2 1/2 feet to the hieght 6.77 feet.

Dillon is still on the fall as of 6:00 AM and now stands at 760.52 feet. The level has dropped from a high of 770.35 feet last week. This means the level is still up approximately 23 feet above summer pool. They still have the gates open.

Dillon Tailwater is 10.44 feet (Water coming out of the gates).

The Muskingum River at Zanesville is at 18.99 feet and is pretty well maintaining that height becaue of the gates being open at Dillon.

Although we had some hard rains during the night I believe the Ohio River people got a lot more rain than central Ohio. They are calling for additional rains today but looking at several weather maps, if we get any, it will be a small amount.

They are calling for more rain on Sun., Mon., & Tues. and then Friday and Sat of next week.

If we are lucky might get on the river by June at this rate.

Garry-
 

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garry, i was gonna hit some flooded area this morning, but with weather the way it is now, and i have been fighting a sore throat/cold my daughter decided to share, I think i will wait till tomorrow. It is supose to be around 50 and sunny. I feel sorry for my poor boat. He got a good workout for two days on the James a month ago, and hasn't took a breathe since..lol....rollo
 

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Yep ... know what you are talking about ... my poor boat needs to be uncovered and I need to check all of the elctronics etc. and the motor to see if they still work ... it has never experienced winter weather before ... I may take another shot a Buckeye tomorrow ... but need to see which way the wind is blowing ... they said prtly cloudy but strong winds ... Garry- :sad2:
 

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Has anyone taken a river temp reading this week? It should be real close to 50 degrees.
 

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Has anyone taken a river temp reading this week? It should be real close to 50 degrees.
haven't lately. im going out this afternoon to do some bankfishing skip, i will take my el cheapo portable with me. its fairly accurate but not as good as the one on the boat.......shawn i hope your talking about the ramp up your way, you can't even get under the bridge down here....rollo
 

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I was talkin to Matt yesterday, He was on the GMR the day before, and the temp there was 48.5 degrees. With all the southerly rain we've had, I was just wondering what we have up here for a temp.
 

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I'm thinking all we need is to get to 51 or 52 this week when it rains again tomorrow or monday, and we should be able to find a few flats.
 

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should I tell them your early season secret on getting the water temps up by putting a portable heat lamp on the log jams Skip?,Naw I better not wouldnt want to give away your teqniques LOL
 

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With the price of fuel so high this spring Tony, I may have to scale back and just take Shawn out to the log jams and have him tell the the story of his 72 pound Blue cat lol.
 
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