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PostPosted: May 5th, 2018, 9:58 am 
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Stay home. The Mag was running at 1500 yesterday and we had a lot of rain last night. The ponds are still frozen but I would imagine some might be clear by midweek. The lakes are close but still ice covered. My guess is midweek for those two. My guess is the Rapid is raging but haven’t checked. The logging roads are still snow covered up north and those that aren’t are very soft and lots of washouts.

I hear the Presumpscot is fishing well!

Ken


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PostPosted: May 5th, 2018, 10:31 am 
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EO is 12,000+. While the West Branch is a nice 2900.

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PostPosted: May 5th, 2018, 2:05 pm 
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Flowphone says 1k for the mag?


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PostPosted: May 5th, 2018, 3:32 pm 
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I wouldn’t bother with the flow phone. Yesterday I saw a whole tree,roots and all, bobbing with the flow.


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PostPosted: May 5th, 2018, 4:34 pm 
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Quick update...flow phone is definitely wrong or at least not taking into account all the run off. Here’s a picture of Steep Bank Pool...I have never seen the water this high! This is looking directly across from the stairs.

The lake opened up a ton today as did some of the ponds. I’m now guessing Monday.


Ken


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PostPosted: May 5th, 2018, 8:54 pm 
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Wow that is a lot of water!

1500 on the Mag is HEAVY!!!!

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PostPosted: May 5th, 2018, 9:37 pm 
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Mag currently at 3458 CFS. I don't think I've ever seen a flow that high out of Aziscohos.


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PostPosted: May 6th, 2018, 8:30 am 
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Advantage Fish!

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PostPosted: May 6th, 2018, 4:06 pm 
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Can someone post the flow phone number. The number I have no longer works.

Thanks


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PostPosted: May 6th, 2018, 6:10 pm 
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I have no idea what the phone number is any more, but the Waterline website is way easier to access.

http://www.h2oline.com/


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PostPosted: May 6th, 2018, 8:07 pm 
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h20line.com is pretty accurate. The Mag was at least 3,000 yesterday. Note, waterline or the flow phone does not cover the Kennebago since the Dam owners are private.


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PostPosted: May 6th, 2018, 8:13 pm 
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Lol. Steep bank lake.


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PostPosted: May 6th, 2018, 9:39 pm 
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“Steep bank lake”

If you look close, You can just see the button on the top of the cap of the guy who stood on the point the entire month of September. I bet he’s regretting his cement shoes now... dibs on his van.....

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PostPosted: May 7th, 2018, 12:48 pm 
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When this happens on the Long Falls Dam like on Saturday May 5, 2018,Image
this is what the Eddy and bridge downstream looks like:
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Pictures are all from cellphone so not really wide angle. More water than I have seen since going there in the early 70s.

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PostPosted: May 7th, 2018, 1:06 pm 
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Any body got EastOutlet photos? 14000 CFS according to water line.


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