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Old 05-01-2017, 11:35 AM
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Is anyone doing the Harbor Hop this Saturday at LOTO? How big of an event has it been? We're thinking of towing down for it. The weather looks ok.

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If the weather holds up it should be a pretty busy weekend, there's already a couple pretty big groups meeting up at different times/places. There's a thread on MWBP that has more info.
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I'd be a bit concerned on the condition of the lake after the 6+ inches of rain this past weekend.
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Plan on doing it for sure, just not sure what boat, I would like to take the Eliminator but I am concerned about debris floating in the lake,
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I just saw some pictures on Midewst Boat Party. The Pa He Tsi public boat ramp In Osage Beach was a mess. The wood debris was four feet out from the ramp. Hopefully some locals will keep us informed.
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I just saw some pictures on Midewst Boat Party. The Pa He Tsi public boat ramp In Osage Beach was a mess. The wood debris was four feet out from the ramp. Hopefully some locals will keep us informed.
My buddy and forum member Mentalpause is down there right now so I'm sure he'll chime in on the lake condition.
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My buddy and forum member Mentalpause is down there right now so I'm sure he'll chime in on the lake condition.
We got 6.2 inches of rain over the weekend. Lake rose almost 4 feet before Ameren opened all the flood gate. It has gone down about a foot the last 36 hours. But forecast calls for cooler and rain tomorrow and Thursday. LOTO has a large basin of contributing tributaries, all which are in flood watch. One area south of the lake got 9 inches in a day. They are calling for flooding conditions for the rest of the week.

The lake obviously has debris, but honestly I expected it to be worse. And it may get worse if more muck from Truman and the tributaries enter the main channel of LOTOduring the next week. If you come down you will probably want to take it easy. Debris is pretty easy to spot when nobody is out there and the channel is flat. But when the weekend traffic starts churning up the main channel debris and rogue logs are tough to spot until it is too late.

Personally I'm leaving the boat on the lift until the lake stabilizes. Probably a sign of getting too old and conservative, because God knows I've boated several times down here when it's been this bad or worse.
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I'm thinking there's no way it can be as bad by this weekend as it was 4th of July 2015. Not that it wasn't bad then but it was manageable.
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I'm thinking there's no way it can be as bad by this weekend as it was 4th of July 2015. Not that it wasn't bad then but it was manageable.
Ya mean this?! Who wants to go to Party Cove?!
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We got 6.2 inches of rain over the weekend. Lake rose almost 4 feet before Ameren opened all the flood gate. It has gone down about a foot the last 36 hours. But forecast calls for cooler and rain tomorrow and Thursday. LOTO has a large basin of contributing tributaries, all which are in flood watch. One area south of the lake got 9 inches in a day. They are calling for flooding conditions for the rest of the week.

The lake obviously has debris, but honestly I expected it to be worse. And it may get worse if more muck from Truman and the tributaries enter the main channel of LOTOduring the next week. If you come down you will probably want to take it easy. Debris is pretty easy to spot when nobody is out there and the channel is flat. But when the weekend traffic starts churning up the main channel debris and rogue logs are tough to spot until it is too late.

Personally I'm leaving the boat on the lift until the lake stabilizes. Probably a sign of getting too old and conservative, because God knows I've boated several times down here when it's been this bad or worse.
It got old digging wood out of the speedo pickup in outdrive and cleaning out drive shower pickup tubes.
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