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Visibility at Comal River this Sunday

Discussion in 'Texas' started by Laredo Scuba Diver, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. Laredo Scuba Diver

    Laredo Scuba Diver Nassau Grouper

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    Do you think there will be good visibility this Sunday at the Comal River? It has been raining a lot.

    Rene
     
  2. George Monnat Jr

    George Monnat Jr Divemaster (DM) ScubaBoard Supporter

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    My bet is no, especially downstream of Prince Solms where the big stream empties in a lot of mud.
     
  3. George Monnat Jr

    George Monnat Jr Divemaster (DM) ScubaBoard Supporter

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  4. Laredo Scuba Diver

    Laredo Scuba Diver Nassau Grouper

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  5. Altamira

    Altamira Loggerhead Turtle

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    Although I have not been to the river since the rains started, the rain has been so persistent that it is highly unlikely the river will look any better than chocolate milk. Also, rain is forecast for Friday and Saturday, perhaps not as much as earlier in the week, but I would not even drive the 30 minutes from my house to try to dive the Comal River this week, much less from Laredo.
     
  6. Laredo Scuba Diver

    Laredo Scuba Diver Nassau Grouper

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    Thank you for the advise Altamira.
    Rene
     
  7. kennyfk2

    kennyfk2 Angel Fish

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    My wife and I did a night dive on the comal the end of last month (the 25th) - it was after the 2 weeks of raining. The river was over the sidewalk in places along Hinman Island park. The visibility was around 3-5 feet - temp was actually pretty decent (high 60s; low 70s) considering how much rain. My wife said the combination low vis and night was very disorienting. My guess is the vis will be about the same; so not great.
     
  8. Laredo Scuba Diver

    Laredo Scuba Diver Nassau Grouper

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  9. kennyfk2

    kennyfk2 Angel Fish

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    My wife and I ended up going Sunday - the vis was in the 5-10 feet range - definitely not the clearest I've seen; but still fun. if the rain stays away for the rest of the week this next weekend it should be pretty clear; and with a lack of tubers it shouldn't get as bad as it does late afternoon.
     
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  10. Laredo Scuba Diver

    Laredo Scuba Diver Nassau Grouper

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