Thursday: Lake Temp Rises Slightly

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As of 8:00 am this morning the lake temp was at 45 f. and has dropped a 1/2 degree since yesterday morning.  The lake level as of 9:00 am is 658.96 and has dropped 8 1/2 inches over the last 24 hour period ending at 7:00 am.  There are 7 units generating on Bull Shoals and 2 units on the Norfork.  I wish I could report that a shad kill has happened but it’s still early as yet.  Another couple of degrees drop along with some heavy generation and more than likely we’ll see that action.

This from this mornings Baxter Bulletin.

A hunt for $1.5 million to compensate for a revenue shortfall from the Arkansas Game and FishCommission‘s 1/8th-cent conservation tax announced last October translated to an ongoing hiring freeze, but no cuts so far to the Arkansas Trout Program, according to Ray Sebren, chief of the AGFC Fiscal Services Division.

“We are still going to be hatching and growing fish to be stocked into Arkansas streams,” Sebren told The Bulletin.

The news is especially important to the Little Red and Spring rivers that receive most of the state’s hatchery product.

A larger projected state revenue shortfall of $106 million announced this week by the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration will likely send AGFC looking for more budget cuts totaling $611,000 in 2010, the second half of the state’s current biennial budget.

Temps today should reach the 50’s and stay in the 40’s through the weekend.  A slight chance of rain is possible this weekend.

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Lake Level Jan 14th
Lake Level Jan 14th

Looks like work is starting back up on the dam as of this morning.  As I crossed the dam this morning the construction crews were getting ready so I guess we’ll be back down to one lane with stop lights back up.

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