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Offline jl222

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Re: Tiny, rain at elmo??
« Reply #45 on: February 06, 2010, 02:16:00 PM »

  Is the lake bed completely filled, like up by the main entrance?
  I wonder if the the BLM takes depth measurements? Tiny get your canoe and tape measure :-D

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Re: Tiny, rain at elmo??
« Reply #46 on: February 06, 2010, 04:31:49 PM »
how about a picture.
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Re: Tiny, rain at elmo??
« Reply #47 on: February 06, 2010, 09:37:55 PM »
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I wonder if the the BLM takes depth measurements? Tiny get your canoe and tape measure

Canoe! That's a good one. As long as it has a one inch draft you should do just fine. I don't think more than two inches at the deepest point.
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Re: Tiny, rain at elmo??
« Reply #48 on: February 07, 2010, 01:55:36 PM »
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I wonder if the the BLM takes depth measurements? Tiny get your canoe and tape measure

Canoe! That's a good one. As long as it has a one inch draft you should do just fine. I don't think more than two inches at the deepest point.

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Re: Tiny, rain at elmo??
« Reply #49 on: February 07, 2010, 01:59:06 PM »
I would bet it's at least one foot in the center of the lake bed and it goes shore to shore.
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Re: Tiny, rain at elmo??
« Reply #50 on: February 07, 2010, 02:47:18 PM »
I KNEW I could get a response out of somebody! Didn't take a tape measure either.  :cheers:
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Re: Tiny, rain at elmo??
« Reply #51 on: February 07, 2010, 02:53:04 PM »
Guess we will have to ask Calloway.
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Re: Tiny, rain at elmo??
« Reply #52 on: February 07, 2010, 05:15:55 PM »
Guess we will have to ask Calloway.
  Just spent some time on Google Earth checking on the El Mirage Dry Lake. G E shows an area that is shaped like an arrow head pointing South East. The long dimension is approx 4.7 mi long. The widest dimension is approx 1.5 mi wide. This whole area is shown as being at 2838 ft elevation. SCTA property is at 2848 ft elevation. Sheep creek starts in the San Gabriel Mt and drain's North to El Mirage. I don't know how much rain from the mountains gets all the way to the lake. Depending on how much time it takes the water to percolate into the ground. It would take a lot more rain and snow melt to get a foot of water on the lake bed. I suspect the surrounding area would not drain much into the lake until there has been enough rain to saturate the sand and cause runoff.
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Re: Tiny, rain at elmo??
« Reply #53 on: February 07, 2010, 09:03:11 PM »
There is a lot of water.No way to know how much without causing a mess of the smooth lake bed.Wind moved water around today and pete flew cover in gyro said it looks good.

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Re: Tiny, rain at elmo??
« Reply #54 on: February 07, 2010, 09:08:52 PM »
Tiny, you need to get your own gyro so you can fly around with pete. Doesnt that sound like fun? :|

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Re: Tiny, rain at elmo??
« Reply #55 on: February 07, 2010, 09:27:26 PM »
Mike,

Here is what Tiny needs. He could check everything out pretty fast with this. And it would be fun too.

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« Last Edit: February 07, 2010, 09:28:57 PM by desotoman »
Asking questions is one's only way of getting answers. As a young boy I was always taught that there is no such thing as a stupid question. It suggests that the quest for knowledge includes failure, and that just because one person may know less than others they should not be afraid to ask rather than pretend they already know. In many cases multiple people may not know but are too afraid to ask the "stupid question"; the one who asks the question may in fact be doing a service to those around them.

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Re: Tiny, rain at elmo??
« Reply #56 on: February 07, 2010, 09:34:28 PM »
Watch it Tom. Anything with a prop is liable to cause trouble. :-o :-o :evil:

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Re: Tiny, rain at elmo??
« Reply #57 on: February 07, 2010, 10:21:47 PM »
Pete,

ROTFLMAO, I thought it would be OK since it is a boat.

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Re: Tiny, rain at elmo??
« Reply #58 on: February 08, 2010, 12:05:04 AM »
There is no gyro big enough to haul me around.That airboat looks great. :cheers: :-o :cheers: :-D :-D

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Re: Tiny, rain at elmo??
« Reply #59 on: February 08, 2010, 09:06:06 AM »
George Calloway sent me a note and said the wind is moving the water around the lake bed. This is good. Chance of more rain in the next couple of days.
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