Gore: Small sieve in pool below toilet bowl
Probably old news to some...
I pulled a paddle out of a small sieve at the back of the pool below toilet bowl recently. Its located at the very back of the pool below the drop on river left where the rocks jut out to the center to create the pool. Its just below where most people eddy out after running toilet bowl to watch the rest of the crew.
I saw the paddle wedged in the sieve, and got out to get it. While getting the paddle out of the sieve I noted a few things.
First off, a good portion of the main flow coming out of the hole moves towards this sieve. You have to paddle to river right to get out of the pool and head downriver. This could be problematic for swimmers out of toilet bowl who lollygag and don't get out of the river.
The sieve at ~1000 cfs had a fair bit of water going through it, and a little suction whirlpool at the surface showing the water sucking down. The sieve is small, but big enought for a person or boat to enter. Even though it seems unlikely, if you got too close, you could definitely have an uncomfortable experience in there.
I have never really looked at this feature before. I am usually eddied out above it and to the left watching the rest of the crew's lines, or ferrying back out to the right to head downstream.
Thought I would give a heads up as it seems like a spot that sees lots of people eddy out right above it, has a fair number of swimmers, and seems to collect gear.
At a minimum, its a good place to check for paddles if they are lost at tunnel.