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Old 01-15-2015   #11
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So take this with a grain of salt as I'm not sure what the rivers in Australia are like, but most of the time when friends from Europe come to California we suggest paddling a boat size if they normally paddle a small. The rivers here tend to have decent volume and a big boat helps deal with that. It's pretty typical for everyone, including small people, to paddle a Nomad 8.5 out here unless you are under 45kg.

If you venture into the more southern/central California area don't hesitate to get in touch with me, the Kaweah has some great class IV if we get some snow

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Old 01-16-2015   #12
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Thanks Darin, we'll be in touch if we are out your way. Come check out Australian rivers for yourself, certainly don't get the flows like in the US, but some sweet runs and beautiful rivers... When there's water... Point noted about CA flows and grading.

So is the Dry Meadow likely to be Dry?

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Old 01-20-2015   #13
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Well the year could still turn around as February is generally a better month for snow. If it continues as is, yes Dry Meadow won't have water. It's also one of the most over-rated runs in the whole state, it's just very photogenic.
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Old 02-27-2015   #14
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This is the website to follow to track the snow pack for California... breaks it up by region nicely...

California Data Exchange Center

As you can see... Feb did not help. Lets hope for a Miracle March back in Cali!
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Not sure if it was mentioned yet but is another useful resource. Hood river and bend Oregon and Coloma California are good places to look for used boats. Also highly recommend Idaho if you can make that journey.

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