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.
But we are finally getting some steady rains. Haven't looked at the gauges lately (can't paddle anyway with my broken wing) but they have to be coming up some.