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#26 Jul-06-19 4:05PM

Ernie
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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

After 9/11, they put up a gate on the west side and huge rocks Down from Mt . Hope rd. To launch a Jon, you would have to carry it in, like we did with the yaks. That was then. Don’t know what it will be when they open it.


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#27 Jul-10-19 1:20PM

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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

Does anyone know if the Beaverdam is a no fly zone for drones?

I am interested in taking a video of it before it fills up.

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#28 Jul-10-19 2:46PM

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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

I think it is due to proximity to IAD.  You can check though.


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#29 Jul-11-19 6:15AM

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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

Beaverdam is in the flight path to IAD.  Last I checked it's also within the five mile radius - but I did this with a map and ruler.

Please don't "think" in this case.  You're actions can cause you a federal inditement, a heavy fine, and possibly damage and worse to a plane with their passengers 

If you really want to do it right, check the FAA website https://www.faa.gov/uas/ .  If Beaverdam is in the restricted area, apply for a waiver.

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#30 Jul-11-19 9:01AM

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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

What George said....


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#31 Jul-16-19 9:10AM

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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

Someone should try to get a good aerial picture (from drone) to get a good pic of where dropoffs, logs, stumps, rock piles, etc will be when water is 20 feet deep.

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#32 Jul-16-19 9:58AM

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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

haha. i didnt see the second page and "gonefishing"'s comment when i posted.

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#33 Jul-16-19 4:07PM

T.
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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

bart2puck wrote:

Someone should try to get a good aerial picture (from drone) to get a good pic of where dropoffs, logs, stumps, rock piles, etc will be when water is 20 feet deep.

What you can see on Google Earth right now (from April 2018) is what it looks like, minus all the trees that have grown.  The water might be a little higher now.

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#34 Feb-28-20 6:36PM

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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

Beaverdam Reservoir Update - February 25, 2020

Beaverdam Reservoir Water Access to Re-Open

Loudoun Water and NOVA Parks are pleased to announce that recreational activities on Beaverdam Reservoir will be allowed in May 2020. Public access will be located at the Mount Hope Road entrance. The exact date will be determined soon. Once open, Beaverdam Reservoir is typically open from dawn to dusk daily. Hours can vary based on the season. Please note parking may be limited.

Beaverdam Reservoir is first and foremost a source of public drinking water. Loudoun Water has partnered with NOVA Parks to manage recreational activities and public access. To ensure users can safely enjoy the reservoir, refer to the NOVA Parks website for a full list of rules and regulations: https://www.novaparks.com/parks/beaverd … oir/about.

Meanwhile, Loudoun Water and NOVA Parks are moving forward with the sustainable, innovative design of the future “Beaverdam Reservoir Park.” Efforts on the new park are well-underway with construction estimated to begin in 2021.


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#35 Feb-29-20 5:45AM

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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

Ernie wrote:

Beaverdam Reservoir Update - February 25, 2020

Please note parking may be limited.

I bet there will be 3 spaces...LOL


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#36 Mar-05-20 4:13PM

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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

https://i.imgur.com/118FkbI.jpg


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#37 Mar-05-20 4:40PM

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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

Beaverdam Reservoir Timeline:

Spring of 2020 (exact date TBD): Reservoir Water Access re-opened to the public

Spring of 2021: Estimated to begin Beaverdam Reservoir Park construction

Spring of 2022: Estimated Beaverdam Reservoir Park construction completion


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#38 Mar-05-20 4:54PM

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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

Thanks for the update!


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#39 Mar-09-20 9:42AM

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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

drxfish wrote:

I bet there will be 3 spaces...LOL

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#40 Mar-30-20 4:22PM

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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

Beaverdam Reservoir Update - March 30, 2020

Beaverdam Reservoir Water Access to Re-Open

Loudoun Water and NOVA Parks are pleased to announce that recreational activities on Beaverdam Reservoir will be allowed sometime this year depending on the developing COVID-19 situation.  The exact date will be determined soon. Currently, only marked trails are open for public access from dawn to dusk.  Trail users should adhere to proper social distancing guidelines. Public access will be located at the Mount Hope Road entrance.

Beaverdam Reservoir is first and foremost a source of public drinking water. Loudoun Water has partnered with NOVA Parks to manage recreational activities and public access. To ensure users can safely enjoy the reservoir, refer to the NOVA Parks website for a full list of rules and regulations: https://www.novaparks.com/parks/beaverd … oir/about.

Meanwhile, Loudoun Water and NOVA Parks are moving forward with the sustainable, innovative design of the future “Beaverdam Reservoir Park.” Efforts on the new park are well-underway with construction estimated to begin in 2021.

Beaverdam Reservoir Timeline:

Spring of 2020 (exact date TBD): Reservoir Water Access re-opened to the public

Spring of 2021: Estimated to begin Beaverdam Reservoir Park construction

Spring of 2022: Estimated Beaverdam Reservoir Park construction completion


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#41 May-20-20 8:13AM

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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

No news yet...get updates here: https://www.loudounwater.org/beaverdam-reservoir


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#42 May-23-20 8:01AM

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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

I walked the trail this morning.  The water clarity is great.  I've never seen it like that.  Lots of fry or minnows along the shore.

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#43 May-23-20 8:09AM

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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

Gunna be good when it opens.  Will get busy though.


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#44 May-23-20 12:15PM

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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

drxfish wrote:

Will get busy though.

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#45 May-24-20 5:01PM

T.
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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

DGIF webpage says "Biologists with DGIF will survey the fishery in early May to ensure that drawdowns did not negatively impact the fishery."


Curly have any info about this?

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#46 May-25-20 4:54AM

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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

T. wrote:

DGIF webpage says "Biologists with DGIF will survey the fishery in early May to ensure that drawdowns did not negatively impact the fishery."


Curly have any info about this?

Not yet.  Volunteers have been banned until the Covid mess is over.  DGIF will no longer be called that soon................Will be DWR........ tongue


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#47 May-25-20 11:32AM

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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

After chatting with Travis for a bit re: hiking at Beaverdam, I decided to give it a shot this morning.

I started at Brambleton Community Park and followed the path (along the rez) all the way up to the dam and back.

As he mentioned to me, it was a little soggy in places but it was not a hindrance.

There were quite a few people out on the path. As well, there were a couple of yaks and a canoe out on the water. Many folks picniking on the rocks.

I saw lots of birds but no snakes.

On one rock, there was a bikini hatch.

Total was 5.22 miles...excellent hike!

Here are some shots...

https://i.imgur.com/pVxO2ME.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/m4CxOtH.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/dfnJe5G.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/o3SHVxy.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/xUxT5dM.jpg

...these pics bring back lots of memories when I used to fish here starting back in 1980 or so.

Reservoir is at full pool.


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#48 May-25-20 5:56PM

T.
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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

This is what my group cleared this morning.
https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/181794/2020-05-25after_jpg-1432056.JPG

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#49 May-25-20 6:02PM

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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

And it's appreciated! Those trails have lots of trees that come down on the them. They are well maintained.

I forgot to mention that one bad thing I saw was some trash that people leave behind. I don't understand it. However, I did see a family picking up trash. Each of the 3 kids had a bag full. I told them the rocked!


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#50 May-25-20 6:10PM

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Re: Beaverdam Reservoir Update

Good to see!


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