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Old 09-30-2013   #1
 
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Delta has a wave.

Four waves actually. No M-wave or Big Sur but always enough water. If you are local or passing through it may be a good place to get some water up your nose. BLM access but private property issues for sure if you get out. This is the Hartland Dam fish and boat-safe passage. You can park and play at low flows if you paddle back upstream 1500 feet. That is, provided that the landowners don't consider it trespassing to carry back to the top of the drops along the man-made structure in the middle of the river channel. Maybe if you are quiet and respectful it will be tolerated. Otherwise continue several miles down to Delta.

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Can you post some pics or vid?
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Would like to see some pics or vid as well.
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Can you post directions to potential put-in/take-out. I'm in Junction, and would be interested in checking this out
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Whats the first rule of the Delta Wave...........
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I've never been there, but looks cool from space:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=delta...h&z=19&vpsrc=6
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A bunch posts about it from McLaughlin Whitewater....
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From Grand Junction heading south on 50: Turn left at the first light when entering North Delta (H-38 Rd) before the Tread BIKE SHOP. Immediately turn left on 1575 Rd then RIGHT on I Rd (might be also marked as 1825 Rd or Trap Club Rd) Go approx. 1.7 miles to a "dobie" dirt pullout on right when you see the river. The waves are small (at these low flows of course) but seem to be deep enough. The second wave appears the most retentive. I think the flow right now is around 400 (Gunny Gorge gage) It rarely stays much lower I think...even in winter. I wonder what it will be like at higher flows? No videos. I have a few photos but they don't show much but will try to post anyway. It's an OK spot. Maybe not great but I suspect it will always be in.
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Hartland dam near Delta

for what it's worth here a few photos
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Cyclodd, any idea what the flow was when the photo was taken? We were through there on September 16th. The gage at Delta was reading 800 cfs at the time. There seems to be more water/turbulence in your photo. I got myself turned around backwards in my IK part way through but somehow made it through.....It looks like on the 23rd, the flow through here was slightly over 2000 cfs with the gage reading at Whitewater nearly 4000!
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