View Full Version : Lake Elmer Thomas Conditions

10-30-2009, 08:37
Made a quick trip to Elmer Thomas on Wednesday, 10/28/09 and it wasn't bad. This was my first trip there so I can't really compare the conditions, but viz in the shallow areas (10-25') was about 10' but it got a bit siltier below that. Temp on the surface was a balmy 62 degrees and dropped to 50-49 degrees at around 40'. I was toasty warm in a semidry suit so it was hard to tell where the thermocline started/stopped but it seemed to run from about 35' to 40'.

We bottomed twice and the temp really wasn't much lower than at 40', somewhere in the mid 40s. There isn't a whole lot to see at Elmer, but we did see some decent sized fish hanging around in the hydrilla banks.

All in all a decent couple of dives.

10-30-2009, 12:36
My friend Chris drove there recently, He posted photos on Facebook if anyone want to look. Chris Jones - Lake Elmer Thomas.
Looks like vis is better than my last trip to Clearspings.

10-30-2009, 16:51
What a coincidence, I was diving with a guy named Chris Jones at Lake Elmer Thomas recently. Must be a really common name.

10-31-2009, 01:20
Or a really small world....

10-31-2009, 01:33
I went to school with a guy names Chris Jones in Edmond. Hmm...
Small world??

11-25-2009, 22:54
I was actually going to try to take the plunge in December. I suspect the water temps do not drop much more than what was stated for the October diver, at least I hope not.

11-26-2009, 00:02
Well, let us know! :smiley20:

It's been a while since I dove there. Luckily I can get in the military side.