Water levels

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By CrappieWarrior - Posted on 03 April 2013

What’s up (or down) with water level at Sardis? Last year the level was down all year and consequently a lot of vegetation grew in the mudflats. That is perfect spawning habitat and nursery habitat for young. Why can’t the Corps raise the water level just a few feet to take advantage of the habitat? Anybody knows how to get the Corp off their rear end?

CrappieWarrior's picture

Went fishing in the Skuna River today, just above Gum's landing in the upper end of Grenada. Crappie were stacked. Next to the river there are a lot of wetlands which grew tall last year with the unusually low water level. Seems like crappiei are just waiting for the Corp to raise the water so they can get in the wetlands and do their thing. At the rate the Corp is moving, there may be some frustrated crappie.

CrappieWarrior's picture

I guess you are right about the emphasis on flood control. It just doesn't make sense to not flood the spawning habitat until after the spawning season.

JBULL's picture

The Corp will tell you to call your Congressman. Good luck with that! JB

hillbilly77's picture

Its all about flood control,not
fish habitat.

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