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Lake Guntersville water level #2369382
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Does anyone know why TVA has the water pulled down so low? Very low below the dam as well. Did the TN river quit flowing? smile


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Re: Lake Guntersville water level [Re: FurFlyin] #2369409
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Assume they getting ready for whatever this little storm will bring. They have to plan for whatever falls upstream of here. Thats the general answer Ive received ever. You fishing in this wather, Fur?


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Re: Lake Guntersville water level [Re: FurFlyin] #2369412
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No. I thought about going Sauger fishing in the morning, but then I came to my senses.


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Re: Lake Guntersville water level [Re: FurFlyin] #2369463
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I assumed maybe it had to do with trying to keep the power being supplied met with what is needed and being used.

That's just a guess. Either way it is as low right now as I've seen in a long time. It's been low the last couple of weeks and today was even lower. Crossing North Sauty refuge on my way home I saw stumps sticking up in places where I've never seen them stick up.


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Re: Lake Guntersville water level [Re: FurFlyin] #2369466
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Originally Posted By: FurFlyin
No. I thought about going Sauger fishing in the morning, but then I came to my senses.


crazy

Shooooweeeee that would be chilly.

I've numerous people tell me about Sauger fishing. I've never done and wouldn't know where to start, but will piddle with it one day.


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Re: Lake Guntersville water level [Re: Wiley Coyote] #2369476
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]Perfect sauger fishing weather and I did it a lot as a younger man. The majority of sauger fishing trips included rod guides icing up. With age comes wisdom wink


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Re: Lake Guntersville water level [Re: FurFlyin] #2369491
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Was thinking this morning it would be a great day to be smallmouth fishing, with this front moving in spitting snow and ice. Probably for sauger, too.


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Re: Lake Guntersville water level [Re: FurFlyin] #2369509
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jbatey1 nailed it. Lots of water was used up for generation last week in the cold snap and hasnt yet been replenished. CD.

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Anticipating lots of precip in the coming days. Nothing unusual. I think if I remember winter pool is 552 elevation. But it's been a few years since I waa stationed at guntersville


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Re: Lake Guntersville water level [Re: AlabamaSwamper] #2369555
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Originally Posted By: AlabamaSwamper
Anticipating lots of precip in the coming days. Nothing unusual. I think if I remember winter pool is 552 elevation. But it's been a few years since I waa stationed at guntersville


552 would be down 43 feet. I think minimum winter pool is 592. Current level is 593.82 Normal pool is 595.44


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Re: Lake Guntersville water level [Re: FurFlyin] #2369556
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Yall would be very surprised how little guntersville dam can generate. It will only generate 140 megawatts. Our system (Marshall-DeKalb Electric) peeked at 110 megawatts the other morning when it was at its coldest . We only have 28,000 customers

Re: Lake Guntersville water level [Re: FurFlyin] #2369579
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That is very surprising. Where does most of our power come from?


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Re: Lake Guntersville water level [Re: FurFlyin] #2369583
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I've been told 15 different reasons from 15 different folks who were supposedly "in the know" but, for whatever reason, the river level below the dam is always kept low this time of year and has been for as long as I can remember.


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Re: Lake Guntersville water level [Re: FurFlyin] #2369589
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Originally Posted By: FurFlyin
That is very surprising. Where does most of our power come from?


Cant be answered cause the power grid is connected. TVA could have bought power weeks ago from somewhere up north to be prepared for the extra load. You just never know.

Re: Lake Guntersville water level [Re: FurFlyin] #2369593
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Dont most of the power come from coal and new-clear.


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Originally Posted By: PRB
I've been told 15 different reasons from 15 different folks who were supposedly "in the know" but, for whatever reason, the river level below the dam is always kept low this time of year and has been for as long as I can remember.


Wilson Lake is not very big at all and can't store water like Guntersville. It's kept low to help prevent flooding if and when Guntersville has to release lots of water.


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Re: Lake Guntersville water level [Re: AC870] #2369599
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Originally Posted By: AC870
Dont most of the power come from coal and new-clear.


Very little coal fired TVA power now, if any. Colbert Steam Plant shut down a good while back and just the other day Johnsnville TN coal plant closed it's doors. Natural gas has replaced coal for firing steam plants. Nuke plants are where most generation comes from.


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Re: Lake Guntersville water level [Re: FurFlyin] #2370620
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Nukes provide the base load because they basically run at full power at all times. The remaining coal fired plants and hydro and gas plants are used to regulate. This means adding/reducing generation to meet load requirements. CD.

Brandon, for comparison, SQN pumps out around 2400 MWs with its 2 units.

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Huntsville, AL above the tater...
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Saint gobain has to go off line everytime it gets super hot or cold. They are madison counties biggest user by far. Cause they have 8 or 9 arc furnaces and only run about 3 at once. Tva would shut them down everytime. It made me realize how pathetic our systems are and how we have a false sense of safety around us. If it got about 95 degrees they would have to shut us down for the day or night. Their electric bill is 250-550 thousand bucks a month!!!

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What is Saint Gobain?

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