Amistad Dam water releases increased

Apr 19, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: KTRE-TV Lufkin

The international commission in charge of administering U.S. and Mexico rights to Rio Grande water says it'll begin releasing more water from the Amistad Dam near Del Rio.

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Apr 19, 2013
 
Who worries about the record low levels @ lake Amistad !??
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Apr 19, 2013
 
[QUOTE who="... "]Who worries about the record low levels @ lake Amistad !??[/QUOTE]
I hunt on this lake... Unbelievable! I rode on parts of the ranch today I had never seen!
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Apr 19, 2013
 

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What I meant is , the water commission or whatever it's called is worried about other lakes down stream and their low levels so they release more water from Amistad ! Have they seen Amistad lately? Do they care how low it is ??
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Apr 19, 2013
 
What part of the lake area is were you on ?
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Apr 19, 2013
 
Excuse the typo
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Apr 20, 2013
 
[QUOTE who="... "]What part of the lake area is were you on ?[/QUOTE]
The north side!
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Apr 20, 2013
 
As for your information del rio the water comission has nothig to say about what gets released they get there orders from the federal govt, I believe the Army corps of engeneers are the ones that are in charge of the release of water so if you have a problem contact them about it the guys out on the dam just take orders an yes they can see whats happening to the lake an they dont like it either
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Apr 20, 2013
 
I am well informed ! You don't need to write me paragraph to try to educated on this . I know all about who calls the shots in this regard & about the treaty that was signed in 1944 !!! U

My point is , you can only take so much before you DEPLETE your resource which is what's happening ! They keep saying down stream lakes are LOW. What do they call Amistad !? It's ridiculous to deplete it .

They're robbing Peter to pay Paul !
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Apr 21, 2013
 
Time to put your bass fishing big girl pants on. The lake has been low before. When a big tropical storm hits the sleeping lady, the lake will fill up again.
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Apr 21, 2013
 
Yup , I've seen it low , really low !!!
My point is why deplete it ?

If they're banking on having a tropical storm as a repeat of 2010 .. Well we all know how unreliable the weather forecasters are !
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Apr 21, 2013
 
Its their for agricultural use when sufficient rain is lacking downstream. Fishing isn't even a consideration.
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Apr 21, 2013
 
Its been lower before and the lake was still great to enjoy
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Apr 21, 2013
 
No one mentioned fishing ! Again the point is why deplete the only source of water that flows downstream ?
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Apr 21, 2013
 
Yes it is still great !

Since: Jan 13

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Apr 22, 2013
 
Gov't lowers the lake and in a few weeks the weather forecasters will be preaching drought
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Apr 22, 2013
 
[QUOTE who="... "]No one mentioned fishing ! Again the point is why deplete the only source of water that flows downstream ?
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I think its called irrigation during growing season. Those sandis that peeps sell by the ball field in the summer need it.
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Apr 22, 2013
 
we had no lake before 1963. so what's the problem with the lake being low?
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Apr 22, 2013
 
Herman wrote:
[QUOTE who="... "]No one mentioned fishing ! Again the point is why deplete the only source of water that flows downstream ?
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I think its called irrigation during growing season. Those sandis that peeps sell by the ball field in the summer need it.
Those what ??
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Apr 22, 2013
 
The problem is we have had one since 1968 when I believe it was inaugurated . Prior to that we didnt have this huge crater on the ground!
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#20
Apr 22, 2013
 
Again the problem is they're depleting it then who the heck is going to supply them with water when it's GONE???

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