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Saylorsville Dam HRSP

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Fished in the Hickory Run area yesterday.Stopped at the upper end of the C&R area.The pond at the dam was empty,I was told they drained it to inspect the dam and the pipe got stuck open.I was hoping they were going to breach the dam but that isn't going to happen.

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Posted on: 6/23 17:52


Re: Saylorsville Dam HRSP

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thanks PM sent

Posted on: 6/24 8:30


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Nice pics Veal. It looks very different without water.

Posted on: 6/24 11:25
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Re: Saylorsville Dam HRSP

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It looks like the sediment is filled right up about level with the top of the dam. Is that correct?

What, if anything, is DCNR planning to do about that?

Posted on: 6/24 11:36


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I suggested to the Parks People they should get rid of all those dams once, they looked at me like I was Methusila. Anyway they should get rid of those dams, they serve no purpose except to ruin good wild trout water.

Posted on: 6/24 22:33
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Re: Saylorsville Dam HRSP

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When the pond is full there's an island in the middle,looks to be around 8' deep near the dam.I've noticed in the past few years a major increase in the amount of silt building up.All the dams on this stream and Sand Spring Run need to be breached or removed.The only thing they do is solar heat the water.k-bob I sent a reply,if you didn't get it let me know.I've had problems sending PMs before

Posted on: 6/25 17:28


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vealboy wrote:

All the dams on this stream and Sand Spring Run need to be breached or removed.The only thing they do is solar heat the water.


I agree. DCNR should remove those dams, for the purpose of Conservation of Natural Resources.


Posted on: 6/25 18:14


Re: Saylorsville Dam HRSP

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Quote:

vealboy wrote:

All the dams on this stream and Sand Spring Run need to be breached or removed.The only thing they do is solar heat the water.


I agree. DCNR should remove those dams, for the purpose of Conservation of Natural Resources.

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I agree that the dams should be taken out however in my experience the trout population downstream doesn't seem to be affected.

Posted on: 6/25 21:22


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steveo wrote:
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vealboy wrote:

All the dams on this stream and Sand Spring Run need to be breached or removed.The only thing they do is solar heat the water.


I agree. DCNR should remove those dams, for the purpose of Conservation of Natural Resources.



I agree that the dams should be taken out however in my experience the trout population downstream doesn't seem to be affected. [/quote]
Probably the reason the dam doesn't warm the water more is there is so much silt there that the water moves through fairly fast. If they were to dredge the pond, it would not doubt act as a heat sink and wreck the fishing below until the pond fills again.
Also it is likely that one of the reason the dam was built at that location is there is a lot of water coming into the creek at that point. There is a falls there and a falls means there is likely a fault there also, which usually is a place were water comes out of aquifers on freestone streams.

Posted on: 6/25 22:00






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