Originally Posted by miahski2
There is a piece of rebar sticking up just after the suspended concrete bridge before jones ranch. It's in the set of riffles just downstream of the bridge about 150ft, river left and about 20ft off the the left bank. At 715 cfs it was about an inch below the water surface. There was a little bit of paint or flagging on the rebar. I only noticed it because I was surfing my old school dancer in riffles. Hit it a few times with the boat and paddle to see if it would move, no luck.
If this is the bridge, it's well within the Blue Valley Ranch. Google Maps it to locate it but you have to zoom in to do so.
Kara just emailed that the water's going down (since yesterday) and will be at around a bony 300 by 3pm Saturday so the rebar would be more visible at even the current 500 flow. Attached pic taken above bridge looking downstream at 850 cfs in Sept/2009. If you boat it, take pics before and after removing it, then post here so we can collectively profile the placement and, if it's rebar, how it may have gotten in the river for future reference for these kinds of situations.
Since other posters in this thread have indicated other locations and possible multi hazards, keep an eye out for any/all as you boat down. You might also take/attach some sticks and flagging material to mark them should they be unable to be removed.