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We need RAIN!!!!

Discussion in 'Northwest Fishing' started by Caveman Jim, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    For the 2nd time in as many weeks (2) I have been the victim of unseasonable low water in the rivers around my home. I have never seen it this bad in the 20 + yrs I have been here. :paranoid: Today was almost a horror story and will just leave it at that. I need to take it easy till there is way more water in the rivers.

    Be careful out there ladies and gents.
     
  2. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    LOL - at least I haven't heard the weather reporters crying drought yet. A friend just sent some pics of Folsom Lake - looks more like a pond / small river currently.
     
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  3. JRuby

    JRuby St. Helens Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Shasta lake in northern California is the lowest it has been since the 1970's.
     
  4. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    There's almost no snowpack in the Cascades. Think I read there was barely enough snow for the snowshoe tours at Crater Lake.
     
  5. coastal steelheader

    coastal steelheader Aberdeen Well-Known Member

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    There isn't much in the Olympics either. All the local rivers are low enough that I can retrieve all the gear I lost in October.
     
  6. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    We got the rain yesterday - in the valley at least. I would assume we got it in the coastal range too. The forecast was for some good snow in the mountains too.

    I haven't seen the coastal mountains yet - they have been obscured or it has been dark when I drive down 26 going home. Last year there was noticeable snow on the east sides.

    Last I read we were about 6 to 7 inches behind normal, which is not horrible but not particularly good either. We will probably catch up as we are back in our normal weather pattern now for this time of year.
     
  7. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    It's only a $79 million FUBAR... What can you except from your local, state & federal government's??? Efficiency???
     
  8. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    if it doesn't get with it, people better have there defensible space in order for this fireseason
     
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  9. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    The report was only 45% of normal last week.
     
  10. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    well the creeks are a risen the rivers are coming up and the fish in ducks are on the way, at least that's what I'm praying for!!!!
     
  11. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The snowpack is pretty dismal so far. We will probably catch up.. the last few years have seen similar patterns, and 11 and 12 ended up being higher than normal packs, after dry starts.

    The problem with getting big late season dumps, instead of a nice even deposition over fall and winter, is that it doesn't get a chance to pack down. The first rains of spring come, and it's still loose, less consolidated snow sitting on the rock and glacier, the rain basically washes it all away.

    So even with higher than normal snowpacks, glacial recession continues, and the skiing still sucks.
     
  12. cookie

    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    No rain is because we don't pay enough taxes !!!! It is a new world out there.
     
  13. GloriaBrown

    GloriaBrown CA New Member

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    we need summer :laugh:
     
  14. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    Well Caveman, you have your rain! I swear it sounds like a whole herd of cows are flying over and their bladders let go at the same time.
     
  15. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Mother Nature is working on it.
     
  16. Salps

    Salps Down by the river…. Well-Known Member

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    I have spent many nights while working at fish hatcheries dreading the big storms. Was on duty at Fall creek hatchery on the Alsea river in 96 when the intake failed and lost all the fish...
     
  17. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Yep me thinks there is enough water now, someone turn off the spigot! !!!!
     
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  18. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    You knew you made a mistake in the first post! :laugh:
     
  19. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Only one way to get something is to ask for it.... That's ok, the Steel will be coming!!! That's what I really wanted!!!
     
  20. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    send some more down this way, thanks