Truman Lake: 7 ft rise in 48 hours

Discussion in 'MISSOURI LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by Mr.T, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

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    Wow.

    I've been following the lake levels, etc. and noticed that Truman came up 2.5 ft Saturday night, which I thought was pretty amazing given the size of the lake.

    But then I looked at today's levels, and it rose another 4.5 ft in the last 24 hours. :eek:oooh:

    That's simply incredible -- this isn't some little farm pond; it takes a whole bunch of water to raise the level just a little bit.

    You can follow the levels here: http://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/reports/showrep.cgi?3MRDTAP7
    and here:
    http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/water_reports/lakepool.fct
     
  2. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    Ya check out there prediction for wed. at 721.87 should be running plenty of water again for a while......

    Harry Truman 706.0 712.55 0 717.31 15000 720.3 28000 721.87 30000
     

  3. duckalot

    duckalot Well-Known Member

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    That is truly amazing. I feel for everyone that got the high rain fall amounts.
    Here north of the river we only had a couple inch's total.
     
  4. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    Not accounting for the fact that as it gets higher, it gets wider that's about
    127,734,290,843 (that's127billion,734,million,290thousand,843gallons) ...W
     
  5. cook

    cook New Member

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    How many pints is that?? :)
     
  6. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

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    It's a whole bunch of pints. 1,021,874,326,744 to be exact.

    According to the reservoir control center report, the inflow is currently 191,000 cubic feet per second. Google tells me that works out to 1.43 million gallons PER SECOND! Holy moly!

    And if you really want to blow your mind, the lake is currently holding 1,894,215 acre-feet of water (i.e., 1.89 million acres of water, 1 foot deep). That works out to 617,232,661,000 gallons or 4,937,861,290,000 pints...

    (BTW - if you didn't know, Google has the coolest calculator in the world -- enter "191000 cubic feet in gallons" as your search term and it does the math instantly. Unbelieveably cool!)
     
  7. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    Too bad they aren't dollars :big_smile:

    4,937,861,290,000 --Truman Lake - Current volume in pints
    8,871,654,825,048 --Current National Debt in US$

    That's a lot of water, and the rivers above it are still loaded up.
     
  8. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    Yes it can rise a lot in a short time.
    In 1972 December the Tn river came up 19ft here from one evening to the next morning. One of the biggest floods most people here had ever seen.
    Now your getting all the rain.
    And we may if were lucky have gotten 1" in 2 months..
    Send more over this way.
    Pete
     
  9. cook

    cook New Member

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    Dang,Marty
    I thought you figured that out on your fingers:cross:
     
  10. cubedweller

    cubedweller New Member

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    well that takes all the fun out of converting it into cubic centimeters, doesn't it? :big_smile:

    And if you figure that each gallon is approx. 8 lbs, that's a whole lotta lovin being pressed up against that dam. Pretty magnificent when you think about it.
     
  11. unclebill85

    unclebill85 New Member

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    That's awesome!! Good one Gary!
     
  12. unclebill85

    unclebill85 New Member

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    Also read that by Wed lake waters will be at record levels beating that of the levels in 1986. Simply amazing stats...
     
  13. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

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    Nah, just head downstream a few miles. By the time you get to the 80 or 85 MM, the current will be just right...

    I'm planning to be down there Friday-Sunday if all goes well...
     
  14. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    Ya its not to bad once you get down to the 85 and beyond, but I like to anchor in the main channel right up next to the no boating bouys.:0a22::006:
    Catch them big ol blues coming outta the dam at night.....
    Youll need the good river anchor for there if its running at 50k.

    Should be good fishin this week if you can avoid all the pleasure boats.
    Another reason to go at night..!..
    I would expect to start seeing some flatheads caught with in the next week or so.
    Good luck out there.....
     
  15. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

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    I think I saw the same article -- it was talking about the Osage River at Schell City reaching a new record flood level, about 3 ft higher than it did in 1986. The river there is supposed to crest on Wednesday or Thursday. I didn't see any mention of Truman hitting any record levels, though it's possible I suppose.

    Another interesting note I saw was that they're limited to releasing about 50,000 CFS at Truman Dam - the article said it was to prevent flooding downstream in the Lake of the Ozarks, but that can't really be, as the LOZ has only 5 ft that it can rise between the top of the multi-purpose pool and the flood pool so there's not much flooding that can happen. The outflow limit is probably more about limiting the amount of pressure on Bagnell Dam - it's older than most of us, you know...
     
  16. fishingbuddy4

    fishingbuddy4 New Member

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    I will be down friday night ,I love current
     
  17. blackhorse83

    blackhorse83 New Member

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    I hope to be heading up to Truman Saturday morning some time.
     
  18. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

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    Let us know what it's like up there, Lyle -- I have an idea there's going to be trees the size of Buicks floating in the lake... :crazy:
     
  19. blackhorse83

    blackhorse83 New Member

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    I'd say you are right, there was last weekend and it will be worse this weekend.