Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-03-2015   #1
gws, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1996
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 4
swayzees dam

However ya spell it. Never been down this stretch and found out about this damn dam. Anybody out there gone over it? I'm going mid-april . Heard some things about this thing. Recommended to portage I hear.

jollyroger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2015   #2
x, Utah
Paddling Since: 1979
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 34
Ran it twice long time ago, far right against the bank. Scout it. It has also been run far left.

Once again.... scout it.

Nugs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2015   #3
Plunk your magic twanger!
Gremlin's Avatar
New Castle, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1999
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,105
Is this the Tusher diversion dam on the Green below Green River? It was compromised in 2011 and a plan was drafted in 2014 to include a boat chute. Not sure when it is to be constructed.
Gremlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2015   #4
Salt Lake City, Utah
Paddling Since: 1969
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 187
This has to be the Tusher diversion on the Green, but it's above, not below, the town of Green River. There is usually a chute on the far right but a scout is mandatory. It's not a hard place to spot given horizon line and the sound of falling water, even at way low levels. Unfortunately, it's not always runnable - or lineable - depending on flow and size of your rig. Alternatively, you can take out upstream at "Swayze's" beach/rapid, which is only a short drive from Green River (25-30 minutes?).
The plan is still "under consideration." Most popular/probable version includes a boat chute smack in the middle, with possibility of another route on far right as well.
B4otter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2015   #5
gws, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1996
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 4
Maybe I should add that I'm putting in at Sand Wash and the plan is taking out I believe Hite by Rt. 95 ? I'm in a 16' Kodiak solo so far and just under 7' from oar tower to tower. I know, I know, it's a frickin monster, but hey! No transportation for me other than float. What, am I insane? Ha Ha !!
jollyroger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2015   #6
caverdan's Avatar
C. Springs, Colorado
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,443
Green River/Tusher Diversion Dam Rehabilitation (Utah Deptof Ag & Food) | NRCS
caverdan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2015   #7
deadlizard's Avatar
peoria, Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 125
Have several photos and video of it

from a 2008 trip. Flow was roughly 3500 CFS although there are a couple pictures at lower levels. All the Tusher Dam stuff is on the first couple pages.

Green River - July 26, 2008 - Sand Wash to Swasey's Landing

deadlizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015   #8
nathanfey's Avatar
, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1989
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 80
The rehabilitation project should have started this past fall, with work continuing over the winter. I have been asking for updates from the contractors and project partners. The US Fish And Wildlife Service is holding up the project as they evaluate options for installing fish barriers in the canals that the dam serves. Last week, they said:

"Partially because of the stink you and other boaters raised about the boat passage, the NEPA process went slower than anticipated. We are also investigating fish barriers to put in the canal, and were waiting on some data from a similar project before settling on a design. We have to get agreements signed by the canal company in order to install the barrier. Last I heard it will go in this fall."

For more info on the project, check out American Whitewater's Project Update
Join American Whitewater!
nathanfey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015   #9
Old Guy in a PFD
Tucson, Arizona
Paddling Since: 1967
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1,022
never, not once portaged or even stopped to look at this thing in perhaps 20 trips. We ran everything from paddle boats to pontoons with motors. Never had a single issue with it; line up square and power through. no biggie. We usually ran left or left center; not sure why, but that's what we did. There is? (was) a good sized sand bar below on the left that is a bigger challenge if you don't go right as soon as you clear the bottom of the dam.

Schutzie is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dam Safety Terminology - Don't Panic: "Dam Spilling" vs "Dam Breaking" Andy H. Boaters Forum | General Boating Topics 0 09-13-2013 03:58 PM
Input: Davis Dam to Parker Dam (Colorado River) aquadood Kayaking | Trip Planner 4 02-07-2010 10:43 PM
DAM Advice for DAM on BV Town Run Airborne2504 Whitewater Kayaking 22 08-27-2008 08:26 AM
Big Sur Dam Wave peterB Whitewater Kayaking 16 12-15-2003 08:17 PM
Give a Dam mattyb Whitewater Kayaking 9 11-04-2003 12:38 AM

» Classified Ads
2" Seat Riser Kit for NRS...

posted by penguin

Ever feel like you sit low in your NRS oar frame? I did, so...

RMR 13' w/ Drop Stitch...

posted by Riverboat Works

Floor Model RMR 13' SB with Drop Stitch Floor Option and...

12' Hyside SB

posted by kevin paulson

Well used but loved early 80's 12' Hyside SB. Rubber Only....

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:00 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.