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Old 05-17-2013, 10:00 AM   #1
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Tennesse river info coming from mobile

How are the rivers as far as currents and debrie. I plan to leave Sunday from marathon to the Tennessee river. I'm thinking I should gauge my speed by the river condition i don't want to hurry into messed up water. And how about temps, is it warm enough to swim yet.
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:26 AM   #2
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Dave, leaving Gulf Shores on Tuesday headed up TN Tom to TN and Florence, AL. Having major rain event in north and central AL and MS today, resulting in major runoff in Black Warrior and Sipsey Basins. Probably cause flooding in Tombigbee River.
Check the USCE Mobile Dt web site for water stages. Start at Coffeeville Dam.

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Old 05-21-2013, 11:52 AM   #3
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Here we come. Any updates I got a thread going called follow me.
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This is a link to the US Army Corps Of Engineers website that shows elevation at Coffeeville on the Mobile river, navigation isn't recommended at over 14 ft.

http://water.sam.usace.army.mil/BWTFRAME.HTM
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This is a link to the US Army Corps Of Engineers website that shows elevation at Coffeeville on the Mobile river, navigation isn't recommended at over 14 ft.

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Click on the Coffeeville tab on the left
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Click on the Coffeeville tab on the left
Guess its at 19ft if I'm readin right which I'm not sure
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Guess its at 19ft if I'm readin right which I'm not sure
Yeah you got it right its between 19' and 20' you might think about putting in at dog river marina at the north end of mobile bay to wait for conditions to improve. And fuel up before heading up the river. Lulu's home port Marina is a good stop too, before heading into the bay. If you decide to go to Lulu's be careful of the eddies and wind as you make the turn into the marina. Most transients use "B" dock in the center.
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What ya think maybe a week. I've gotta work on my insurance. My company doesn't cover me past cedar key. So I gotta get new stuff before I cross
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It's pretty much a coin toss, depending on what the weather does I northern Mississippi & Alabama, there is a storm cell moving across right now. If it stays clear for the rest of the week it should come down enough to head up. I've been waiting on a window myself. So I may see you at Dog River if it doesn't drop soon.

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Good to see my peeps talking :-) Dave meet Dave. Soundwiz got your VM I'll get on it.
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It's pretty much a coin toss, depending on what the weather does I northern Mississippi & Alabama, there is a storm cell moving across right now. If it stays clear for the rest of the week it should come down enough to head up. I've been waiting on a window myself. So I may see you at Dog River if it doesn't drop soon.

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Ill look up dog river I'm not sure where it is. I decided to get a slip in Dunedin near Clearwater. It's 90 cents a ft. It seems like a nice place to be stuck. My weather window is going to be closed for a while now. I don't want to rush into a log infested river. I'm sure we will meet soon I plan on being out here for many years to come. I'm still not certain where I'm going. I'm shooting for Chattanooga but if I find a really nice place that could use a part time dockmaster I could be temped to stay for a bit. I get by but if I want toys I gotta earn them.
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I made the trip from Pensacola to Mobile yesterday. Left at 11:00am arrived Dog river just after sunset. I bumped into one submerged log and dodged another one in the bay. So keep a sharp lookout for debris in the bay. I'm on a side tie at Dog river Marina.
We are going to do the car shuffle today, and plan on heading up the river for Demopolis tomorrow. The river is dropping fast down to 16ft at coffeeville and should be at 14 by tomorrow.

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Thanks for the info. I think I'm stuck for awhile waiting on calm seas in the gulf. But it nice to know that when I get them the rivers will be ready to navigate. How do you do the car shuffle I got mine at a friends in west palm. I thought a bought going for it and getting it this far but I don't know anyone here
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I had a friend come down in a rental car and we went to Pensacola to get my car, drove both of them to Demopolis, dropped my car there and now were headed back to Mobile. To take the boat to Demopolis.
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Right I guess it helps to know where your going. Im wingin it. Gotta say tho I really line Dunedin Fl.
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Right I guess it helps to know where your going. Im wingin it. Gotta say tho I really line Dunedin Fl.
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Left Gulf Shores Tuesday morning and arrived in Florence AL, our homeport, Sunday at 3 pm. Heavy current and medium debris until Demopolis, but decreasing daily. Heavy barge traffic, so difficult to schedule. Catfish at Bobby's is a treat !
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Hey thanks for that, there's a lot less debris above Coffeville and the current has slacked off a bit too. We dropped anchor in sunflower bend inside the channel marker and still had plenty of water under us. Pulled anchor at 5:00am and hoping to make Demopolis tonight.
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Good luck. A lot of debris around fuel dock. We stayed in new section at Demopolis. Very nice but hike to office. Make sure they have golf cart at new section. Made Columbus next night, then Bay Springs, then Florence. All depends on luck at locks. Be safe and have fun.
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