Originally Posted by Wadeinthewater
97,000 ft³/s, epic - Yes.
Biblical - Dec. 23, 1964 290,000 ft³/s
I floated Blossom Bar at 33,000 ft³/s. All of the rocks were under water. There was a big hole at the top, formed by the center rock pile, but it was easily avoidable. Then everything funneled into a train of massive, irregular waves. I made it through unscathed, but swamped. A heavily-loaded barge raft behind me flipped, and a paddle raft dump-trucked. Exciting, but the only losses were because of poor tie-down practices on the flipped boat.
If you can find Glen Wooldridge's book "A River to Run" it tells of his 1955 rescue run on high flood waters in a drift boat. It's an amazing story.