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  • #16
    Originally posted by SlowStreamer View Post
    OK, here's my go at trying to document what the water release looks like below Buford Dam. I captured today's 3:55 release and I tried to concentrate on the rocks above Bowman's Island. You will notice how quickly the water rises between the 3rd and 4th siren.

    I had all the clips broken up but put them all together and was surprised PhotoBucket accepted the file size.

    [phbckvid]http://s940.photobucket.com/albums/ad249/NGTO_PhotoBucket/misc/BufordDamWaterRelease.mp4[/phbckvid]
    I get a white "?" inside a light blue "Q" for the previous videos from Slowstreamer and Wetfly (and elsewhere on the board). Anybody know what I am missing that I need to see these videos?
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    • #17
      Originally posted by HaMm3r View Post
      Thank you, thank you!!

      Now if I do get over there this weekend I'll at least know what to expect if the siren sounds.
      One should experience "The Doppler Effect", as the sound of the siren should get lower in pitch as the sound waves stretch out because you should be running the other direction, and fast!

      TH

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      • #18
        Originally posted by THE EG View Post
        I get a white "?" inside a light blue "Q" for the previous videos from Slowstreamer and Wetfly (and elsewhere on the board). Anybody know what I am missing that I need to see these videos?

        EG I did a detailed write up on this problem ..... You telling me you did not take the time to read it .........

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        • #19
          Originally posted by phlyster View Post
          Yeah that is a good idea. I've seen the release at the dam before as well. I imagine that waders and tubers have a decent respect for the rapid rise and turbulent flows. I question however the shore fishermen. A lot of those banks around the dam are very steep and some body types may have trouble scaling the bank, or if they wait to late they may not find there way up in time. Because it is literally 2 minutes until the river rises 3 or 4 feet.

          I'm not saying that fire and rescue aren't well trained in river rescue, but you may not survive the shock of the freezing 48'degree water w/ 4ft rapid rise for the 5 minutes it would take the rescue crew to life flight a rescue team, or the 10 minutes it may take for the boat rescue to get there.

          I'm just saying.
          Wow extreme...

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          • #20
            I've only had one problem on the Hooch, years ago before all the subdivisions I forgot about the time and got caught by rising water about 1/2 mile downstream from Settles, I was in a stretch where the banks were straight up kinda scary.
            "Fly Fishing Is Not A Team Sport"----Tom McGuane

            The fisherman now is one who defies society, who rips lips, who drains the pool, who takes no prisoners, who is not to be confused with the sissy with the creel and bamboo rod. Granted, he releases what he catches, but in some cases, he strips the quarry of its perilous soul before tossing it back in the water. What was once a trout – cold, hard, spotted and beautiful – becomes “number seven.”
            Tom McGuane

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            • #21
              tidal wave

              i been fishin buford dam since 1970 and seen some huge releases with big waves that would get you dead with a quikness if you didnt get out fast especially in wet years..i got the whole river at reliance turned up on me during biggest caddis hatch i ever seen an me catchin fat trout left an right, i heard the water coming an i walked an ran on the water too.about 1980 or so..i broke my good reliable feralite fenwick,got it fixed an with all aluminum oxide guides etc.i,ll never forget hundreds of caddis crawling up my legs and all over me,fat trout slashing into them everywhere.once even caught a striped bass trash fish there,kinda heart breaking.anyway yes..save your life an watch those release schedules..........

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              • #22
                Just reread this thread

                Given all the advances in technology would it be nice if we had live webcams streaming at the dam and at the NPS and other parks on the tailwaters? Live action on seeing people fishing or the water coming up would be a great teacher.
                The other thing is now that we have drones and so many advances in film we collectively at NGTO should work together as a team considering how many hit the dam and other areas close to it to film what happens on a tailwater release. Another aspect of it also is the frequency and wavelength of the release itself. For example a three hour release at 127 ( what they quantify as a 12,000+cfs release which is the max) can create some four and five foot standing waves below bowmans. I moonlight sometimes as a whitewater kayaker and water has honestly scared the s*&t out of me a couple of times. Just a suggestion for the suggestion box.
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                • #23
                  Phil....NGTO once maintained a webcam on the Hooch....provided by The Fish Hawk. It was a maintenance headache. We had a few volunteers that would go to the webcam location at a moments notice to give it a whack and get it going when it went offline. Like a leaky water pipe, it never broke at a convenient time. The camera was mounted on private property using an Internet feed graciously provided by the landowner. Ultimately the property was sold and the webcam was mothballed.

                  I'm sure the BOD would be open for suggestions regarding a webcam if some of these issues could be resolved.

                  Hoochcam archive

                  http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/hoochcam/index.html
                  Last edited by Drifter; 10-19-16, 12:34 PM.
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                  • #24
                    You can also sign up for alerts on the USGS website that will notify you when your selected thresholds are met. Everytime BD or MF releases I get an email, but you can sign up for text messages as well.
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Drifter View Post
                      Phil....NGTO once maintained a webcam on the Hooch....provided by The Fish Hawk. It was a maintenance headache. We had a few volunteers that would go to the webcam location at a moments notice to give it a whack and get it going when it went offline. Like a leaky water pipe, it never broke at a convenient time. The camera was mounted on private property using an Internet feed graciously provided by the landowner. Ultimately the property was sold and the webcam was mothballed.

                      I'm sure the BOD would be open for suggestions regarding a webcam if some of these issues could be resolved.

                      Hoochcam archive

                      http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/hoochcam/index.html
                      Drifter, very cool to see that. I didn't know that used to exist.

                      I would think we could get it up and running again, and, since 2008 (when that last screenshot was taken) there have been a LOT of advances in camera technology, etc. Some of which likely help withreliability/service continuity.
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                      • #26
                        Could not agree more

                        Originally posted by orey10m View Post
                        Drifter, very cool to see that. I didn't know that used to exist.

                        I would think we could get it up and running again, and, since 2008 (when that last screenshot was taken) there have been a LOT of advances in camera technology, etc. Some of which likely help withreliability/service continuity.
                        This is something that definitely would be awesome to see again. Anyone opposed to having info regarding this added to this thread?
                        #JBNavy

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