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Old 10-20-2006, 10:07 PM
 
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We have a place on Tawakoni. Live in the Dallas metroplex but Tawakoni is only an hour away so close to go down for a short weekend or just the day. Yes, you can have boat ramps & piers on the shoreline on your property. There is a lease - takeline from the Sabine River Authority (something like $99 for 100 years. It's been a few years....). You can not build on the takeline as far as a structure for housing though. If there is one already w/in that area on a property it is grandfathered. Tawakoni water is sent down to Lake Ray Hubbard just east of Dallas (Rockwall, Garland, Rowlett area). A new pipepline is supposed to be built sometime soon. It is a nice lake to have a place on, not too crowded. It gets more rain than we do here in the Dallas area. Greenville is not too far away either from Tawakoni. With the water so low right now a lot of people down there are selling their boats and there are a lot of houses for sale. Pretty sad. I do hope this does not stay this dry for too long. It has been past the pier once before since we've had the property, back in around 96.

Another nice lake that is not crowded is Lone Star Lake out by Dangerfield. It is nice and you can build a pier there too. I don't know about the takeline out there though.
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Old 10-20-2006, 10:36 PM
 
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Kurt.......lake is up about 2 feet I think (Rayburn is up 2').
Here you go:

http://waterdata.usgs.gov/tx/nwis/uv...te_no=08025350

US Geological Survey site. And it looks to be about 2' rise. 172' above sea level is full pool so you still got a ways to go but we've gotten another 5" at least today and tonight. Pretty ruff getting around out here in the sticks without a TRUCK.....preferably 4x4. 12"+ in last 3 days and it didn't even rain on Tuesday. All streams are way above flood stage.


Here's the Rayburn site FYI : http://waterdata.usgs.gov/TX/nwis/uv/?site_no=08039300.

Good reference sites. Have a good one buddy!

Bob
Bob: Thanks for the information. I think the power generation contract calls for less water pass through as we go into the mid-Fall period. I hope you get more rain with a possible El Nino setting up.
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Old 10-21-2006, 09:55 AM
 
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Default River authority lake better than corps on restrictions

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We have a place on Tawakoni. Live in the Dallas metroplex but Tawakoni is only an hour away so close to go down for a short weekend or just the day. Yes, you can have boat ramps & piers on the shoreline on your property. There is a lease - takeline from the Sabine River Authority (something like $99 for 100 years. It's been a few years....). You can not build on the takeline as far as a structure for housing though. If there is one already w/in that area on a property it is grandfathered. Tawakoni water is sent down to Lake Ray Hubbard just east of Dallas (Rockwall, Garland, Rowlett area). A new pipepline is supposed to be built sometime soon. It is a nice lake to have a place on, not too crowded. It gets more rain than we do here in the Dallas area. Greenville is not too far away either from Tawakoni. With the water so low right now a lot of people down there are selling their boats and there are a lot of houses for sale. Pretty sad. I do hope this does not stay this dry for too long. It has been past the pier once before since we've had the property, back in around 96.

Another nice lake that is not crowded is Lone Star Lake out by Dangerfield. It is nice and you can build a pier there too. I don't know about the takeline out there though.
Momof: Thanks for the info. on Lake Tawakoni. Great Native American lake name! Toledo allows boathouses on the takeline. Is that so on your lake? Selling water to Dallas is better than being burdened by a hydropower contract. Toledo has to push water through the dam even when lake levels are low. When I move out there I am going to get involved in the effort to assure recreational use trumps hydro use. Believe it our not, there is still a rather good real estate market on the south and mid-lake here. Baby boomer are very interested in our area as it is far enough inland from the coast with warm climate. Boomers want water. Water for views, water for fishing, water to frame golf courses. Even when low, Toledo has some great views.

I have to tell you that my hardpacked white sand beach is the product of my southern exposure to over 30 miles of open water and breezes coming up from the south. That is why I bought even with the low water. No mud or baked clay in front of my land. Just half a football field worth of white sand studded with stumps.

People should not panic about the drought and hang in there. If Dallas wants your water that could be a good thing. They may have to keep the level up for their pumping station. I am betting on a wetter winter. Go to Toledo-Bend.com for the fishing reports by the pro guides. They have the lowdown on the recent rain.

You are further West and North and the rains had less affect. But I think the tide is turning.
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