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Recent Lake Pleasant conditions/reports

Discussion in 'Southwestern Region' started by booth22, May 21, 2008.

  1. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Contributor

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    Thanks for the update. I was thinking of heading up next weekend but I will push that back at least a week further now. 13th maybe?
     
  2. AZ_Zoner

    AZ_Zoner Contributor

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    Location: Valley of the Sun, AZ.
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    Yes thanks for the update. I'll pass too on this coming weekend.

    cb
     
  3. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Contributor

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    Well after this morning's rain, I'm not even thinking of this weekend. Give it a few more weeks and let me know when it starts clearing up.
     
  4. Capt. Pete

    Capt. Pete Contributor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Goodyear, AZ
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    Was out diving at Tec Island before Sunday night's rain, not sure how much the lake actually received. Found water temp to be about 82 and visibility to be about 10' to 15' down to 45' of depth. Not great conditions but sure beats what conditions the shore is offering right now.
     
  5. narcedoutscuba

    narcedoutscuba NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Spring lake, NC
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    Was just at Vista Point and vis is about 5' at 40 feet. The Lake is also at 59% water level, so it's a long walk to the water from your car but the water temp is in the high 80's


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  6. giladshay

    giladshay Contributor

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    Location: Mesa, AZ.
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  7. Capt. Pete

    Capt. Pete Contributor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Goodyear, AZ
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    Was diving Tec Island most of the weekend, lucky we didn't see much wind or rain at the lake. Above the thermocline (40') we had about 10' of visibility but below 40' we had over 20' of visibility, although it was a bit dark. Still had 81 degrees above the thermocline. Interesting to me was that it appeared as though the lake level rose about 1' from Friday to Sunday, based on how much of the island was exposed. Based on the last three weeks of diving at Tec, it will soon become Tec Reef not Tec Island. Hope the higher water levels bring better visibility for the clean up we have planned on October 18th.
     
  8. Capt. Pete

    Capt. Pete Contributor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Goodyear, AZ
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    Well wishing for better visibility didn't work out so well. Completed dives Friday night and Saturday on the spillway, Christmas Tree reef and Tec Island. Found the water temp to be 73 degrees at all of the sites and didn't notice a thermocline even with dives made to 70' @ Tec. Friday's night dive was very dark with less then 10' of visibility with about the same at Christmas Tree reef as long as I was above 40', past 40' visibility was less than 5' and didn't seem to get any better @ 55'. Tec again had the best visibility with over 10'. Lake elevation seemed to be that same as it was three weeks ago. Will update after this weekend's certification dives but I am afraid that we are going to be waiting a while for better visibility.
     
  9. Capt. Pete

    Capt. Pete Contributor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Goodyear, AZ
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    Was back out at Tec Island this weekend, lake appears to be on the rise with about 10' to 15' of visibility and 71 degrees of water temp. Felt a slight thermocline at about 60' with a slight improvement of visibility. Will be back out there in two weeks, hopefully with better visibility to report. Other than the low visibility, what a beautiful weekend to be at the lake!
     
  10. Capt. Pete

    Capt. Pete Contributor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Goodyear, AZ
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    Conditions are improving! Spent Saturday diving at Tec Island, now a reef 6' under the surface, with 64 degree water temp at the surface losing only 1 degree @ 40'. We had 15' to 20' of visibility Saturday. We woke to some pretty heavy wind at 5 am Sunday so diving was limited to Christmas Tree Reef. There we found 61 degree water temp and about 10' of visibility. Overall the water level at the lake seems to be on the rise and the visibility has increased greatly over the last three weeks.

    PS... Lavacore was a welcome addition to my wetsuit, well worth the investment.
     

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