Whats up with the Alton tailwater gage?

Discussion in 'MISSOURI RIVERS TALK' started by SkipEye, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Darryl
    Observed value at 4:00am was 8.94 ft, observed value at 5:00am was 12.76 ft.

    Did it rise 4 ft in one hour????????:tounge_out:

    Guess I'll find out this morning.

    Never saw anything that rapid?
     
  2. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    Did you check gauges upstream from there? You should be able to determine where the water is coming from.
     

  3. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Apparently there is an error of some sort.

    Now the 5:00 am observed reading has been changed to 8.96 ft and the latest 6:00 am reading is showing 12.76 ft.:tounge_out:


    Now I am wondering if I can launch at the ramp at 8.96, can't remember exactly how low it was the last time the ramp was iffy.

    Regardless heading out soon to do some fishing and that is always good, fish or no fish!:big_smile:
     
  4. Michael Jake

    Michael Jake New Member

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    Darryl, I'll cross reference with other sites when I see a spike shown like that and have usually found it is a instramentation malfunction. Found this at rivergages.com for 09/12/07 @ 07:00 for the TW @ Alton... 8.97 ft. w/ a 24 hr. change of -0.38 ft.
    I always check down at the elevation reading for #27 pool side, look at the difference which is an indicater of currant.