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Thread: Badin Drawdown

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    Default Badin Drawdown

    Does anyone know when the drawdown at Badin is going to start?

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    Originally late Oct /early Nov but I have not heard anything recently.
    -Sam

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    http://www.alcoa.com/locations/usa_badin/en/home.asp

    Looks like Christmas is the targeted low level start date. 13.5' below full pool. Holding it there for 7-10 days.

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    Sounds like time to hunt for lost crankbaits.
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    I'm thinking it will be a good time to find hidden structure.
    Every cast is an endeavor of hope.

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    What if any effect do you think it will have on the vegetation that normally grows along the shore? It generally dies off or goes dormant in the winter but will going dry kill it completely?
    Every cast is an endeavor of hope.

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    It'll come back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bempster View Post
    What if any effect do you think it will have on the vegetation that normally grows along the shore? It generally dies off or goes dormant in the winter but will going dry kill it completely?
    Often there is even more growth after the lake fills back up than there was before. Think about it... what better than sunlight to the moist soil surface for a while, followed by copious amounts of water for Spring. There should be plant growth as well as insect larva, etc. Food for bait and fry = good for the ecosystem and good for the fishing.
    -Sam

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    Good point surf. I was thinking that exposure without water in cold temps might have a negative impact.
    Every cast is an endeavor of hope.

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