Date Posted: May 07, 2018

The around the clock generation of one unit has been keeping up with the inflow to the lake and kept it from rising into the flood pool. This has been the purpose of the constant generation over the weekend.  Now the lake is beginning to fall below this level and the Corp has informed me that we should be back to power demand only later this week.  This means some low water periods. Generation should go back to afternoon and evening periods.  Check the SWPA  Forecasts for this information.  This is posted each day after 4:00 pm for the next day generation and on Friday evening for the weekend.
Fishing was fair over the weekend with the higher water levels.  The bite was steady but slow.  This should improve as the river flow drops and the insects begin hatching again with the warmer weather.  If we can avoid any large amounts of rain, all should be good by late this week.  Watch for caddis and March Brown mayflies coming off with the lower water.
We had a boating accident on the river this weekend.  Fortunately, no one was injured.  Please remember to avoid the upstream side of docks or any other obstruction in the river during generation.  The force of the current will capsize your water craft.  Even a 21-foot river boat can be overturned and swamped when pinned against a solid obstacle in the current.  Please use extreme care and life jackets when canoeing or kayaking on the river during high water.  We have a beautiful river for all to enjoy but please respect it and use care especially in high water.

Good Fishing!!

Greg Seaton

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