Re: Guntersville Dam

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Posted by Kerry Grissett on October 17, 2004 at 23:49:04:

In Reply to: Re: Guntersville Dam posted by Shad Lips on October 17, 2004 at 23:07:43:

Not to say you are wrong SL, but given that Guntersville dam has been releasing about 42,000 cfs for a few weeks and the level above Guntersville dam is presently at 594.3? That suggests to me that there is still a fairly large amount of water coming into the Guntersville reservoir from upstream. According to the "new" operating guide for Guntersville for 2004, that is at the top of the operating range for this time of year.

Of course, Wheeler's levels will NEVER be as stable as Guntersville. One to two foot ranges in elevation on Wheeler in a 24 hour period are common. This is not the case on Guntersville, which is one big reason why it is a much more predictable lake for fishing. Just MHO.

Good luck and good fishin'



Thanks for letting us know about #1 and #2 as I wasn't certain if the spill gates were actually open. I know the dam can draw over 42,000 cfps normally without using a spill gate.

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