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Old 02-14-2010, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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Before GRDA wrested cpmtrol of the lake level away from Uncle Sam- can't think of the name of the authority - the lake flooded frequently. There was normally a lot of debris to clean up even in the back water like Dillar Cove. The worst of the debris was always on the main body. When you are young and healty no one minds dragging debris up the side of a hill. However, as people age and retire they find such activity physically difficult, If the storms are bad enough, the residue debris has been known to cause damage to boats and docks.

By the way, it is very unusual to own property to the water line in Oklahoma. As a private property neither the GRDA of anyother state/federal official has the authority to come onto your property and collect degris. Therefore the responsibility lies with the owner. After the GLA took over water level management, the floosing diminished dramatically, but when it does flood its a corker. I believe Grand Lake is fed from Spring River and Two Bridges I could be wrong. It may be the Spring River enters Grand Lake at Two Bridges. In any case when it floods, it is a bloody mess from one end of the lake to the other.

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Old 02-14-2010, 09:58 PM
 
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I've lived on Grand for over 11 years and not once have I had enough debris on my beach to remove or clear. In fact, you are not suppose to remove any large limbs or trees that wash up on your shore. But if you feel like you need to, everyone just piles up their debris and burns it on their beaches. And actually there are 3 rivers that feed Grand: Spring, Neosho and Elk rivers.
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:58 AM
 
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LOL, you gave me a good laugh briansgi! Sorry, too late, we are coming, LOL.
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:54 AM
 
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I moved to Grove in 1983. There were a number of nasty floods before GRDA took control of the lake level. Debris was worse in some area around Grove than others. Up around 100th Street was far worse than Dillar Cover. During The last big flood that I remember, the water must have come up 6 feet or so. It came up a hill and pver a low retaining wall in one area. The launch was under water and unusable while boats were literally on the docks. When the water finally receeded it was gawdawful mess all over the lake - but that was in the later 90s. It was after this flood that GRDA finally got control. I believe since then, if there was any flooding it was probably minor. There are pictures, of that area, by the way. .


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I've lived on Grand for over 11 years and not once have I had enough debris on my beach to remove or clear. In fact, you are not suppose to remove any large limbs or trees that wash up on your shore. But if you feel like you need to, everyone just piles up their debris and burns it on their beaches. And actually there are 3 rivers that feed Grand: Spring, Neosho and Elk rivers.
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