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TFF Water Level and Discharge Information

Members have been reporting problems getting current data when using the link to Xcel Energy for TFF elevation and discharge.  Depending on search engine and/or web browser used, results from several different dates come up.  We have reported this issue to Xcel and they are working on it, unsuccessfully to date. 

To get the most recent TFF elevation and discharge data, we have found these steps work best:

 Go to the “BING” search engine (not …

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USGS Study Global Warming Relative to Walleye & Bass populations

The USGS has been studying how global warming/lake warming is affecting the relative populations of walleye and bass in Wisconsin’s lakes. You can go here to get more information on these important studies: https://owi.usgs.gov/vizlab/climate-change-walleye-bass/

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TFF Water Level Graph 2016

The top graph shows the water level of the Turtle Flambeau Flowage for the prior and current years, Maximum Drawdown and functional Utilization Level on a weekly basis. The lower graph shows the trend of the Flowage Discharge Rate in cubic feet per second for the prior and current years and the mandated minimum discharge rate. Although we were disappointed with the rapid drawdown of the Flowage in July and August, 2015, Xcel energy was …

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DNR report on the history of the TFF walleye fishery

WDNR fisheries biologists Lawrence Eslinger and Zach Lawson prepared a detailed report on the history of the walleye fishery in the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage, and the rationale for the no-length limit on walleye in the flowage.

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