Anybody switching boats because of lower water levels ?
Perhaps thinking about draft and hitting sand bars...
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Posted by: jpc on Oct-08-12 12:42 AM (EST)
You may be able to walk the lower portion of the Wisconsin River. I saw at the convergence with the mighty Mississippi river. http://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?site_no=05407000
Posted by: shiraz627 on Oct-08-12 5:28 AM (EST)
I have a depth finder.
Posted by: PJC on Oct-08-12 3:47 PM (EST)
I've been on the Wisc. for five of the last seven days. Very low. Been living here since 83 and I've never seen it lower.
what lower water levels?|
Posted by: kayamedic on Oct-08-12 9:33 AM (EST)
I did indeed|
Posted by: willi_h2o on Oct-08-12 10:58 AM (EST)
Curious to know as winter snows approach,
Not sure about the winter|
Posted by: kayamedic on Oct-08-12 12:07 PM (EST)
even the weather guys are yo yoing about our future weatherwise.
finally getting some water|
Posted by: willowleaf on Oct-08-12 11:03 AM (EST)
Levels dropped so far this summer in western and central northern PA that we never took out the folding boats or the canoe (would have just hung up on the gravel bars and gotten scraped up). Took out the rotomold beaters and even the old whitewater boats the few times we paddled. At one point you could walk across the West Branch of the Susquehanna a couple of miles downstream from Shawville without getting your knees wet. Some of the smaller feeder streams in the mountains virtually disappeared, becoming trickles through boulder fields and gravel. I even got hung up on sand bars in side channels of the mighty Monongahela and Allegheny back in August.
Nope - Sea Level Rising |
Posted by: seadart on Oct-08-12 12:21 PM (EST)
A whole lot for the next 40 -50 years.
eyeing cliffs for future rock gardening |
Posted by: jcbikeski on Oct-08-12 2:34 PM (EST)
Posted by: djo on Oct-08-12 12:58 PM (EST)
We have a river trail dedication and float trip schedduled this weekend on a river with no water flowing through it. Maybe we can skateboard it.
Depends on the moon.|
Posted by: magooch on Oct-08-12 1:10 PM (EST)
Around here and where I paddle, it still depends on the tides, but even at low tide there's still plenty of water to float any of my boats.
I like draft|
Posted by: redmond on Oct-08-12 1:13 PM (EST)
and sand bars. No, wait, that's beer. Sorry 'bout that.
Sure. GA is still the droughtiest |
Posted by: ezwater on Oct-08-12 2:26 PM (EST)
state in the east. We went to the Florida panhandle to run the Coldwater, and fortunately we left the ww tandem at home and took our 17 ft Bluewater, with its low rocker and very shallow-arched bottom.
haven't paddles since I dunno when.|
Posted by: daggermat on Oct-08-12 2:48 PM (EST)
Connecticut, levels for ww are anemic and I found other things to stay entertained. We have the New Boston release the next 2 weekends, so I'll be poling saturday, and if the gage can get to 4.5 feet or close to it, I'll paddle Sunday.
Michigan is hurting|
Posted by: willi_h2o on Oct-08-12 4:15 PM (EST)
USGS national map|
Posted by: Glenn_MacGrady on Oct-08-12 4:26 PM (EST)
The drought map covered most of USA|
Posted by: willi_h2o on Oct-08-12 7:24 PM (EST)
Tough to tell if water is covering rocks/sand on USGS
SC is hurting also. |
Posted by: string on Oct-08-12 8:22 PM (EST)
We've been getting a little rain all along so the plants have stayed green ,but the lakes and rivers are down.
Thats the advantage of local knowledge|
Posted by: kayamedic on Oct-08-12 9:41 PM (EST)
The USGS maps don't tell you the depth of the water. For a river that routinely runs dry in fall a 100th percentile could still leave you banging scraping and cursing.
Anyone link fanciful predictions? |
Posted by: ezwater on Oct-09-12 12:19 AM (EST)
Sandy River, Oregon|
Posted by: Cascadians on Oct-10-12 8:15 AM (EST)
Have been walking down the middle of the Sandy River, last mile before Columbia River confluence, near Portland, Oregon for the last month.
No coastal rain forest effect ?|
Posted by: willi_h2o on Oct-10-12 9:54 AM (EST)
Weather systems seem to be changing lately
don't confuse weather and climate|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Oct-11-12 4:23 PM (EST)
Levels are low this year, but two years ago they were up.
Move a dam or two or three|
Posted by: willi_h2o on Oct-12-12 8:26 PM (EST)
One way to change water levels :