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Old 09-27-2015   #1
Clarno, Oregon
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Running Rainy Falls -Rogue River at low water

How low do people run Rainy Falls main chute? In a 16 ft cat with a moderate load ? I just read on another thread people run it around 1000 cfs. I always heard above 6000 cfs because of old debris in the bottom. Any truth to that?? Anything to hit or bad hydraulics ?
Middle chute is not an option for big boats at low water and the fish ladder just pisses me off. I'm tired of the ladder!!!
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Old 09-27-2015   #2
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I don't know about debris, but what I do know is that the lower the water, the more vertical the drop. The middle chute is a viable option at low water. Scout that main drop pretty carefully. I've seen swimmers held in the reversal for way longer than anyone would enjoy.
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