We took off the river yesterday. Yes, the weather wreaked havoc but there were breaks in the rain and even some sunshine. It felt like camping in Colorado at 9000 ft. in July. Rain, sun, wind, warm, wet, cold, and better than being inside all week. The rapids were mostly splashy and rocking but not a lot of formed up wave trains. Joe Hutch was thunderous and chaotic. No one attempted a right sneak as the pull into the center was too strong and not worth the risk. The left run takes you into a huge lateral to square up to and bounce off. The push into the wall below wasn't as strong as at lower levels and we glided off to the right of the haystacks. Most of the groups that launched on Sunday with us were there at the same time Thursday and everyone made it through safely.
The water levels were definitely fluctuating from the rain, pull your boats and tie them securely and check them often. A lot of large flotsom to stay away from.
Have fun, be safe!