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Oct 26, 2008
4,737
Catalina 320 Barnegat, NJ
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Finally, gently placed and made ready for this coming weekend. New batteries on deck going in …
 
Aug 1, 2011
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Catalina 270 255 Wabamun. Welcome to the marina
I dunno about the new battery storage place. Are there cupholders to attach later? :)
 
Jul 7, 2004
7,666
Hunter 30T Cheney, KS
I dunno about the new battery storage place. Are there cupholders to attach later? :)
LOL I once invited a friend of ours to sail with us for that reason. Her husband sails a hobie and she doesn't like the wet ride. We invited her to come with us because "we even have cupholders".
 
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Aug 9, 2011
1,174
Beneteau 310 Cheney KS (Wichita)
Got some serious flooding going on down here! Lake is 6.55 feet over pool level, .8 feet from the top of the flood pool. They were releasing water at about 1,500 CFS for about the last 4-5 days up until last night 11pm when they closed the gates due to water levels south of here. Lowest we got was 4.88 feet over pool when it started coming back up due to high rate of inflow despite the 1,500 CFS release rate. Has come up 1.76 feet since then, 10 am on 5/20; about 26 hours. Inflow currently 14,000 CFS - that's a S...pot load of water! And, more rain in the forecast. Might get to be "Knee high by the Fourth of July"! Past time to build the Arc.

7.5 Gallons of water per CF @ 14,000 = 105,000 Gallons Per SECOND
 
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Jul 7, 2004
7,666
Hunter 30T Cheney, KS
Got some serious flooding going on down here! Lake is 6.55 feet over pool level, .8 feet from the top of the flood pool. They were releasing water at about 1,500 CFS for about the last 4-5 days up until last night 11pm when they closed the gates due to water levels south of here. Lowest we got was 4.88 feet over pool when it started coming back up due to high rate of inflow despite the 1,500 CFS release rate. Has come up 1.76 feet since then, 10 am on 5/20; about 26 hours. Inflow currently 14,000 CFS - that's a S...pot load of water! And, more rain in the forecast. Might get to be "Knee high by the Fourth of July"! Past time to build the Arc.

7.5 Gallons of water per CF @ 14,000 = 105,000 Gallons Per SECOND
I had to use my waders Sunday to get to the boat. The geese eyeballed me as they swam by. There's a huge log floating in one of the empty slips. I'll bet it's hazardous out on the water. Memorial weekend is going to be a bust. It's a big revenue time for the park. :(
 
Oct 26, 2008
4,737
Catalina 320 Barnegat, NJ
Got some serious flooding going on down here! Lake is 6.55 feet over pool level, .8 feet from the top of the flood pool. They were releasing water at about 1,500 CFS for about the last 4-5 days up until last night 11pm when they closed the gates due to water levels south of here. Lowest we got was 4.88 feet over pool when it started coming back up due to high rate of inflow despite the 1,500 CFS release rate. Has come up 1.76 feet since then, 10 am on 5/20; about 26 hours. Inflow currently 14,000 CFS - that's a S...pot load of water! And, more rain in the forecast. Might get to be "Knee high by the Fourth of July"! Past time to build the Arc.

7.5 Gallons of water per CF @ 14,000 = 105,000 Gallons Per SECOND
Any way to divert all that water for replenishment of the Ogallala Aquifer?
 

JRacer

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Aug 9, 2011
1,174
Beneteau 310 Cheney KS (Wichita)
Any way to divert all that water for replenishment of the Ogallala Aquifer?
We wish. That's a long way off from here. And, it's generally very dry out in that part of the country - which is why the aquifer is being depleted - center pivot irrigated farm ground.

In Wichita, they do pump river water down into the aquifer (equus beds) to replenish/recharge. Depending where they pull it from determines how much treatment it gets before being pumped into the ground.

Read more here: https://www.usgs.gov/centers/kswsc/...ce_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects
 

JRacer

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Aug 9, 2011
1,174
Beneteau 310 Cheney KS (Wichita)
I had to use my waders Sunday to get to the boat. The geese eyeballed me as they swam by. There's a huge log floating in one of the empty slips. I'll bet it's hazardous out on the water. Memorial weekend is going to be a bust. It's a big revenue time for the park. :(
Go out there now and you're going to need a boat to get to the boat.
 

JRacer

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Aug 9, 2011
1,174
Beneteau 310 Cheney KS (Wichita)
Normally we can't see over this jetty behind our slip. I used my waders to get thru the parking lot and check on Bella yesterday.

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Bet we cant see that jetty at all tonight. 7.5 feet above pool. .25 feet above the top of the flood pool, water escaping out the spillway at a slow rate. Tonights news says they will open gates slowly starting at 6am tomorrow until they get them fully open by afternoon, 4,200 CFS release, a record release. They are warning people downstream to be prepared for flooding. I have never seen it this high. Been here since 1979. And, they expect it to crest at 1.5 feet above the top of flood pool despite the release. Our club building will have water in the basement. I'm going out in the morning to see if there is anything I can do.
 
May 10, 2008
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Catalina 355 Boston
I'll give you the Moon,...
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....and the Stars.
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The Concordia Company started building their famous yawls with this unique insignia, in 1939.

The company commissioned 103 yawls between 1938 and 1969. A 'racer cruiser' in it's day spurred by this design brief: " ... a daysailer that could race and cruise in the choppy seas and heavy afternoon breezes of Buzzards Bay."

The 1960's signaled the end of the long run of yawls run. As soon as a design wins favor and races, competing designers begin creating boats that will beat it.

The next level was reached with Finisterre in the 50's, designed as a Concordia killer, which it did in the Bermuda race, 3 times in a row in fact.

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But who won the long race? Looks like Concordia with about 100 boats still sailing today.
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We spend several days each season in Padanaram and I will never get tired of seeing the fleet of Concordia’s in the harbor!
 
Jul 7, 2004
7,666
Hunter 30T Cheney, KS
I drove out to the reservoir to check on the boat with all of the flooding we have been getting. The road was closed about 1/2 mile before the marina. Yep, you need a boat to get to the boats. If you can find a ramp that's not underwater, the park has closed it for safety. I did see some jetskis on the water. Let's hope they didn't hit some large floating debris.
I imagine some of the smaller craft still on trailers in the boat yard are trying to launch themselves. Some are tied to the ground. That may be good or bad. We'll see when the level comes down. The floodgates are wide open but more storms on the way. Some holiday :(
 

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Aug 9, 2011
1,174
Beneteau 310 Cheney KS (Wichita)
I drove out to the reservoir to check on the boat with all of the flooding we have been getting. The road was closed about 1/2 mile before the marina. Yep, you need a boat to get to the boats. If you can find a ramp that's not underwater, the park has closed it for safety. I did see some jetskis on the water. Let's hope they didn't hit some large floating debris.
I imagine some of the smaller craft still on trailers in the boat yard are trying to launch themselves. Some are tied to the ground. That may be good or bad. We'll see when the level comes down. The floodgates are wide open but more storms on the way. Some holiday :(
I went out there yesterday and waded the road to the club. A few pics. Water went up some more since then with two flood gates open 7.5 feet. Currently 8.53 feet over pool, max so far has been 8.65 a record since the lake opened in 1965. More rain expected next two days - expecting between 4.5 and 7.5 inches of rain.

Road to the club - about 1/2 mile from the boat yards
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Small boat yard - 75 percent submerged
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Big boat yard - submerged to about the first 100 feet from the gate, trailered boats (off camera left) about to float. That building, the junior sailing shed, is built off the ground on about two foot tall stilts.
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Basement level of the club building - 2 foot tall flood gates across the garage doors and man door overtopped
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View from the other end - not far from the door handle
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View from the steps of the club building - slip cove on left, parking lot and road up the middle, small boat cove right. All rock Jetty's completely submerged.
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Looking toward the "Small boat cove" - note the level on the monkey bars in the kids playground
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River below the dam where they were releasing about 3,000 CFS at the time.
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Jul 7, 2004
7,666
Hunter 30T Cheney, KS
Wow! What a mess! I wanted to see if the docks could rise enough or if the pins would stop them. I have visions of the boats still wanting to rise against the docklines.
 

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Aug 9, 2011
1,174
Beneteau 310 Cheney KS (Wichita)
Wow! What a mess! I wanted to see if the docks could rise enough or if the pins would stop them. I have visions of the boats still wanting to rise against the docklines.
Yes that is a significant concern. The bigger concern is if the telescoping pins extend so far as to come apart and leave the docks free to move about. I'm not aware of anything that would keep them from coming apart if they lifted high enough. Glad I'm still on the trailer and at the "dry" end of the big boat yard.