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Jay
09-22-2009, 09:10
Has anyone been to Lake Murray recently? If so could you give a conditions report? Thank you.

billp
06-13-2010, 13:54
Tried Lake Murray yesterday as a change of pace from usual DFW locations ...
the good:
1. Free (just make sure to have the appropriate diver down flag)
2. The people - lots of friend divers and the on-site dive shop is really helpful for finding locations
3. The drive - easy drive from the metroplex - 90 minutes +/- (espcially if like me you live west of Dallas and so can just shoot up the 35W)
4. The entry (at least from Marietta landing)
5. water temp - 77degrees below the 16ft thermocline, 80 at the surface

The bad:
1. Viz - gosh, I know, its a lake, but it would be nice to be able to see more than 5ft ahead
2. The watercraft - no problem in the no wake zone, but beyond that can be a bit of a hazard
3. The entry, unless you have a boat (which I do not) the entries other than marietta landing can be difficult. And, getting back to your car if you are a bit tired after a dive can be a chore.