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Old 11-17-2011   #11
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We'll be boating up there on Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving with some locals if you're going to be in the area.

Plan to run the EF of the Lewis and what else yet to be determined based on the weather.

"Let us cross the river to the other side and rest beneath the shade of the trees." ~ Last words of Thomas Jonathan ''Stonewall' Jackson
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Old 11-24-2011   #12
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looks like it rained alright!!

Is this some kind of a record, or just what happens out there ? EF Lewis went from ~630 to over 9000 in a day; currently 4,220. Hope it comes down for you guys.

What is a reasonable upper end for a "Medium" level for the EF Lewis waterfall run? I noticed that Dreamflows calls 1000 "Max Good", but oregonkayaking.net called 2500 "Medium" flow.

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Old 11-24-2011   #13
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Hmm, I can't edit that message after 15 minutes; but looking at the USGS history for that gauge, I do see some other huge moves, like Nov 7, 2006, it hit 17,400; looks like it took longer though, and went from 55 to 17,400 in 6 days.
The only other one-day move this big I see in the past decade was January 30 to 31, 2003, when it went from under 2000 to 13,700; about 11,800 cfs rise in 24 hours.

Now I'm curious if you get "flash floods" in the PNW, with a wave coming through; or if its more of a steady rise...and fairly obvious that its pouring rain I suppose, as opposed to the SW phenomenon where a localized thunderstorm can happen up the watershed from where you are without you knowing necessarily seeing it.
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Old 11-24-2011   #14
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Lower mesa is always running as is the henrys fork, its spring fed so it runs all winter long. PNW is running as well, shits starting to go off

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