They said that they will be at 400 CFS by early this evening and are currently around 100CFS. The spill will "peak" at 800 CFS by 1AM Friday morning.
Seems like a roll of the dice for me, but considering my desire to try and stay a 1/2 day ahead of the rest of the masses, we're gonna put the boat in the water around 2pm and see what happens.
But any other intel is much appreciated.
Originally Posted by restrac2000
74ish miles downstream from dam at 800 cfs. They say it will be 800 cfs at the dam by around 1 am Friday.
Do they slowly ramp up the flow, like they mention on the website for the flow reduction at the end, or is it a more expedited release? That will help answer your question.
I can't imagine that water will be moving fast downstream as it will need to fill in every eddie, nook and cranny. Even at 4 mph you are looking at an 18 hour delay, assuming its not already tapered closed to 800 cfs at the start. I would guess longer from maps and gradients. I don't remember it being an exceptionally fast river in the first 50 miles between 800-1200 cfs.