- Know the current lake conditions.
- Be aware of forecasted weather.
- Always wear your life jacket
Date: 28 January 2015
Normal Pool Elevation: 974.00
Lake Elevation: 972.05 Outflow: 15
Temperature at 7 am: 42 High: 61 Low: 32 Water Surface Temperature: 32
Wind Direction: S
Speed: 8 Peak: 19
Measured Precipitation: 0.00
Ice coverage on Lake: 5%
Boat Ramps: Management Boat Ramp is closed due to ice coverage, all other ramps are open.
Zebra Mussels were recently found in Management Cove of Pomona Lake so remember to; Clean, drain & dry your boat after coming to Pomona Lake! This area was treated to attempt to kill the mussels but some have survived the treatment process.
The lake is almost two feet below conservation pool at this time. Boating hazards are more of a concern when one is unfamiliar with the lake and especially when the lake levels are low. One way to make things safer in this situation is to prepare for the unexpected by always wearing your life jacket and have a plan if you were to have a boating problem.
The fall and early winter can be great times to catch fish especially crappie! The fish's metabolism slows as the water cools but when schools of fish can be located the results can be very rewarding. Come out and give it a try!
Fisherman and waterfowl hunters must be aware of hypothermia. This is a situation when a persons body temperature drops below normal and can be caused by falling into cold water or even by exposure to cold temperatures. Many people become disoriented and confused and can die. People that are involved in water related activities when the water and/or weather are cold must be aware of this danger and plan accordingly. When people are recreating on the ice or in icy conditions things can often go bad in a hurry. Use good judgement when thinking about these types of adventures as you may be risking your life and even others with you as they will be compelled to assist you.
When boating, have the proper number of life jackets, be aware of changing weather, the possibility of unseen boating hazards and make sure your boat is in good operating condition! Earlier this year two people drowned in Kansas while trying to recover dropped items from the water! Don't Be A Sinker! Wear a life jacket!! The Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks has a zero tolerance policy for lifejacket violations.
This is Pomona Lake’s 50th Year: Still a sparkling jewel in the ‘Water Sports Capital of Kansas’
Let's make this the safest year yet!