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Old 03-02-18, 01:31 PM   #1
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Default Lake Lanier sprung a leak

The hooch is not messing around today! I'm pretty comfortable in the river under most conditions but not today! I wonder what the river and the fishing would be like if it ran like this all the time...
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Old 03-02-18, 02:42 PM   #2
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She is a powerful, powerful body of water, that 'hooch...
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Old 03-02-18, 03:17 PM   #3
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When it read the thread topic "Lanier sprung a leak" it got my attention. That is something the Corps is always watching for especially during sustained periods of heavy rains. Most folks don't know that all earthen dams leak. At Buford Dam it is the old river bed at the base of the dam under the footbridge and smaller areas at two saddle dikes. Seepage is a natural phenomena but you can bet they keep a close eye on it.

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Old 03-02-18, 03:50 PM   #4
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Winter of 2016 it ran non stop for over a month. Fishing? There was no fishing then. I got in two trips to the hooch before having a month or more off because of all the rain. Not the welcome to Atlanta I was looking for.
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Old 03-02-18, 04:04 PM   #5
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When it read the thread topic "Lanier sprung a leak" it got my attention. That is something the Corps is always watching for especially during sustained periods of heavy rains. Most folks don't know that all earthen dams leak. At Buford Dam it is the old river bed at the base of the dam under the footbridge and smaller areas at two saddle dikes. Seepage is a natural phenomena but you can bet they keep a close eye on it.
I don't even want to think about the total PSI on the main dam.
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Old 03-02-18, 04:29 PM   #6
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I when I her dam leakage this is what I think of:
Teton River Dam of 1976
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6NAjrIjf3U
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Old 03-02-18, 04:44 PM   #7
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I don't even want to think about the total PSI on the main dam.
This will get you close although it is for sea water. At 160 feet deep at the base of the dam its 85.7945 psi. http://www.calctool.org/CALC/other/games/depth_press

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Old 03-02-18, 05:27 PM   #8
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Winter of 2016 it ran non stop for over a month. Fishing? There was no fishing then. I got in two trips to the hooch before having a month or more off because of all the rain. Not the welcome to Atlanta I was looking for.
I was fishing it. We kept track 87 hours and 1 fish. The lessons learned turned into giants the summer after though.
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Old 03-02-18, 05:42 PM   #9
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I knew you'd get me there, Alex...I remember you posting about it. I hit "post" before including that.

I guess my edit would say "us wading folk were not fishing"

haha
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I knew you'd get me there, Alex...I remember you posting about it. I hit "post" before including that.

I guess my edit would say "us wading folk were not fishing"

haha
Well I shouldn't have been fishing lol!

It was dark times, dark times.
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