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Forum: Lake Talk 10-15-2017, 01:55 PM
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Posted By MajorH
Changed Web Site Host - Expect Oddities

I fired Yahoo domain and web hosting last week and moved the web site and this forum to GoDaddy. There will likely be odd error alerts for several weeks as one views the old threads. I will be...
Forum: Lake Talk 01-02-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,988
Posted By MajorH
Lake Sweetwater Annual Level and Rain 2007-2016

Ten years of Lake Sweetwater annual rain and surface level trivia.

2007 lake rose 33.11 feet, annual rain unknown. Mostly refilled in 36 hours by remnants of Tropical Storm Erin and subsequent...
Forum: Lake Talk 01-02-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,190
Posted By MajorH
Lake Sweetwater Summary of 2016.

Lake Sweetwater summary report for 2016.

Lake Sweetwater rose almost 6 feet in 2016. On 31 Dec 2016 the lake level was 23 feet 1 inch below the spillway. Total rain from 1 Jan through 31 Dec 2016...
Forum: Lake Talk 11-03-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,243
Posted By MajorH
Lake Sweetwater Lake Level Oct 2016

31 Oct 2016. Lake Sweetwater lost 4.2 inches during the month of October while receiving 0.12 of an inch of rain and is at 20.7 percent of capacity. The lake level is 23 feet 8.4 inches below the...
Forum: Lake Talk 07-01-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,569
Posted By MajorH
Lake Sweetwater Status 30 June 2016

30 June 2016. Lake Sweetwater gained 14.76 inches during the month of June while receiving about 5.13 inches of rain and is at 23.5 percent of capacity (940.73 million gallons). The lake level is 22...
Forum: Lake Talk 01-23-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,473
Posted By MajorH
Lake Sweetwater Summary Report for 2015

Lake Sweetwater summary report for 2015.

Lake Sweetwater dropped 7 inches in 2015. On 31 Dec 2015 the lake level was 28 feet 11.52 inches below the spillway. Total rain from 1 Jan through 31 Dec...
Forum: Fishing 02-15-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,036
Posted By MajorH
Golden Algae Again. Jan 2015

TPWD January 30, 2015. Lake Sweetwater ? TPWD biologists are investigating a fish kill on Lake Sweetwater. The biologists reported that the dead fish were mostly common carp, but there were a few...
Forum: Lake Talk 01-13-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,396
Posted By MajorH
Lake Level Summary for 2014

Lake Sweetwater lost 4 feet 9 inches in 2014. On 31 Dec 2014 the lake level was 28 feet 4.2 inches below the spillway. Total rain from 1 Jan through 31 Dec 2014 was 15.92 inches.

The max depth of...
Forum: Fishing 05-07-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,421
Posted By MajorH
Fish Kill, Risky Ramp, Bait Shop Closed

7 May 2014. Lake Sweetwater has dropped to 25 feet below the spillway after four years of drought and semi-drought. There is local speculation that a Golden Algae bloom that lasted from January...
Forum: Lake Talk 05-07-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,627
Posted By MajorH
Fish Kill, Risky Ramp, Bait Shop Closed

7 May 2014. Lake Sweetwater has dropped to 25 feet below the spillway after four years of drought and semi-drought. There is local speculation that a Golden Algae bloom that lasted from January...
Forum: Lake Talk 08-08-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,082
Posted By MajorH
6 August 2013. The eastern most lane at the...

6 August 2013. The eastern most lane at the public landing was more useable on this date after grading and maybe the addition of gravel at the water end. The newer lanes to the west are still risky. ...
Forum: Fishing 08-08-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,737
Posted By MajorH
6 August 2013. The eastern most lane at the...

6 August 2013. The eastern most lane at the public landing was more useable on this date after grading and maybe the addition of gravel at the water end. The newer lanes to the west are still risky. ...
Forum: Fishing 07-19-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,380
Posted By MajorH
Exclamation Bass Tournaments on Hold, Low Water Ramp Problems

As of 18 July 2013, the Lake Sweetwater Thursday night and Saturday Bass Tournaments at the bait shop have been put on hold until further notice.

The public launch ramp has become risky to use due...
Forum: Fishing 07-19-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,737
Posted By MajorH
Exclamation Boat Ramp Open but Risky due to Low Lake Level

As of 18 July 2013 the Lake Sweetwater public boat ramp by the bait shop was still open but on an "at your own risk" basis, due to the low lake level. Experienced folks were still getting boats into...
Forum: Lake Talk 07-19-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,082
Posted By MajorH
Exclamation Boat Ramp Open but Risky due to Low Lake Level

As of 18 July 2013 the Lake Sweetwater public boat ramp by the bait shop was still open but on an "at your own risk" basis, due to the low lake level. Experienced folks were still getting boats into...
Forum: Lake Talk 07-03-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,739
Posted By MajorH
Lake Level 1 Jan 2013 thru 30 Jun 2013

Lake Sweetwater, Texas water level from 1 January through 30 June 2013.

Lake Sweetwater, Texas lost 2.53 feet of water during the period 1 January through 30 June 2013.

The lake was 21 feet 8.4...
Forum: Lake Talk 07-03-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,505
Posted By MajorH
Lake Level 2012 Summary

Lake Sweetwater, Texas lost 4.59 feet of water during 2012, ending the year at 19 feet 2 inches below the spillway. Rainfall for the year was about 17 inches. "Normal" annual rainfall for Nolan...
Forum: Sailing 06-23-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,264
Posted By MajorH
I've been at the lake for a few weeks waiting for...

I've been at the lake for a few weeks waiting for the wind to drop below 20. Finally did yesterday. Wife and grandson went out on Hobies and I put a Sunfish in the water. Was a good two or three...
Forum: Fishing 03-19-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,541
Posted By MajorH
Hanson Wins 1st Thursday Night Bass Tournament of 2012

Lake Sweetwater, 15 March 2012. Travis Hanson (left) won the 1st "Every Thursday Night" Bass Tournament of the season with the biggest fish at 20 1/4 inches, 6.89 pounds and a 2 fish stringer...
Forum: Fishing 03-18-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,596
Posted By MajorH
> We'll be arriving latish on Friday - about 7 or...

> We'll be arriving latish on Friday - about 7 or 8pm.
> Will the bait shop be open?

Maybe. The bait shop is on "winter hours" right now and closing time tends to be 5 or 6. That will probably...
Forum: Fishing 03-08-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,596
Posted By MajorH
The stocking info on the TPWD site is incomplete....

The stocking info on the TPWD site is incomplete. The folks from the Abilene office have been out several times per year since the lake refilled in Aug 2007, putting in both sport fish and smaller...
Forum: Fishing 03-07-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,596
Posted By MajorH
The 29 Feb TPWD fishing report for Lake...

The 29 Feb TPWD fishing report for Lake Sweetwater said; "Water murky; 49?55 degrees; 13.8? low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigs, Rat?L?Traps and shakyheads. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and...
Forum: Fishing 03-06-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,596
Posted By MajorH
I don't know about the fishing, but I assume that...

I don't know about the fishing, but I assume that it is OK for the time of the year.

Below is a picture of the boat ramp on 1 January 2012. It looked about the same when I drove by it this...
Forum: Fishing 03-06-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,538
Posted By MajorH
I'm pretty sure the Thursday night tournaments...

I'm pretty sure the Thursday night tournaments are individual effort.

However, you and your buddy can fish from the same boat. Lots of people do that.
Forum: Fishing 01-01-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,594
Posted By MajorH
Public Boat Ramp in Good Shape on 1 Jan 2012

‎1 January 2012.

I checked the public ramp at Lake Sweetwater today to find there is still plenty of water and concrete available for boat launching.

The City of Sweetwater recently moved the...
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