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Old 01-06-2014, 10:21 AM
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Coming tonight unless they go open every gate on all the weirs...
Happened a few years ago and temps were in upper 20's

Tonight we will have 12 hrs below freezing and Temps in the teens for 6 hrs
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:22 AM
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love to see what they do
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:26 AM
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not trying to be a smartass, i am really wondering why would there be a huge fish kill if they do not open the weirs?
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water will freeze in shallow areas id imagine
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:39 AM
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not trying to be a smartass, i am really wondering why would there be a huge fish kill if they do not open the weirs?
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:42 AM
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W, I remember that well. Had fish corpses all over the marsh. Fish naturally seek deep holes in winter for survival. I always thought refuges employed marine biologists? Would really like the rationale for keeping them closed.
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Someone should call those folks today. Provide the above photos. I think it is unwise to think the govt officials in charge of the wiers can actually put cause and effect together. They are govt officials, and will not lose their jobs and suffer any economic loses no matter how many fish are killed.
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:03 AM
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so if the weirs are closed, the fish cant get to deeper water and will freeze?
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I emailed WL&F last night

I dont have a number for who controls the weirs
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:05 AM
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so if the weirs are closed, the fish cant get to deeper water and will freeze?
Water is not going to freeze solid but its not deep enough back there to allow them to escape the elements like the lake will

The surface temp of the water tonight will kill thousands of reds if they stay back there
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Water is not going to freeze solid but its not deep enough back there to allow them to escape the elements like the lake will

The surface temp of the water tonight will kill thousands of reds if they stay back there
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The only thing that might help is that we wont have quite the duration of below freezing weather like we had 4 years ago. Four years ago we had temps in the upper teens and low 20's 3 nights in a row over here, but the worst part was only getting to 30 during the day. Nothing would thaw out during the day. Today we will be above freezing, and tomorrow we should be back in the 40's. Still wouldn't take the chance though.
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Isn't grand bayou open ?


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The USGS gages in Hackberry show that the water temp has already dropped to 46 deg F, that the lake level is down two feet, and the salinity is low at 12 ppt.

There is very little risk under these conditions of opening the gates. Water will most likely flow out of the marsh and any backflow (into the marsh) is relatively low salinity. Since the temperature has already dropped to 46 deg F, there is a good chance of a fish kill, and strong motivation to open the gates.

See: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?08017095
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Water is about 3 1/2 ft low
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Damn.....
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Now would be the time to go pick up some oysters
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time to go mark some reefs...
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