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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

• Shreveport Rain

The water on Cross is coming up. I guess it was a good thing the lake was a little on the low side before all of this rain. I'm sure you all caught a glimpse of the rain coming through Shreveport on the news at some point in time last night. We had more this morning and it's not over yet. Our rain gauge actually has water above the six inch mark now. The southern side of town got more rain than we did. They actually had flooded streets and evacuated homes. The south side of town already had six inches of rain last night and it rained almost all morning.

What does this mean for the area? All the bodies of water are going to be up. The ramps on the Red River are most certainly going to be closed. Memorial Day might be pretty quiet on the Red. Of course that just means everyone will have their fun on Cross. If the water goes up a lot more on Cross, which actually drains into the Red, they will shut down Cross to boat traffic to prevent wakes from damaging or eroding lakefront property, including homes. The last time we had rain like this, Cross stayed muddy for weeks. I am not looking forward to that. I couldn't find any fish when it was that muddy. Caddo Lake also has a reputation for overflowing its banks. I'm not sure how much rain fell on the northern river-fed side of that lake, but I'll bet Caddo is up too. Run-off is only going to make matters worse. I'm not sure how the other lakes in the area are doing.

This will give me a moment to reflect on my post entitled When It Rains.


Basspastor said...

Tough luck on losing your fishing hole due to the weather. I hope it isn't a repeat of the last time the water muddied up for you.

It's only 10 days till bass opener here in Minnesocold. It's looking like we might have a largemouth pre-spawn bonanza on our hands. I don't think vegitation is up at all due to the late ice out and cool and cloudy conditions we have been having.