Originally Posted by JCKeck1
Has it really gone between 100 and 200 four times in the last 24hrs like the graph says? I've heard of this thing dropping out on people, but never seen it and I'd like to keep it that way.
Yea the graph is right.
The droppin out does happen but the worst problem is when you get a extra 400cfs dumped in while you scout!!! This has, does, and will happen all summer long as only the peak run off gets a consistant flow out of the tunnel. Just part of the Lake game..
As I have said many times before the best way to tell how much water you got is to learn the ft guage at the low head dam just above the cauldron. Many times you will see a change in flow by the time that you drive up to the put in. The guage is located so that you can look over at it just before you get to the cauldron. That way you dont make the mistake of runnin it at 700 cfs or something....
Honestly flows are also the reason that we push no scout runs as you know how much water that is in the creek right now.. Early season chances are if you spend a hour or two at the paralyzer that you will have a different flow when you head to the cauldron..
********** ALSO PLEASE READ BELOW!!!!!! *************
Please - PLEASE take the time to learn or ask someone about the proper way to portage around the big house at the paralyzer if you are not going to run kiss me..
For thoes who do not know the trail changed last year and does not go through or touch the "kayaker's dream" house drive way.. AGAIN - do not go through or touch the "kayaker's dream" house drive way!!!!!
The change is that you now have to walk back UP TO THE TOP of the paralyzer get on the road and WALK ON THE ROAD, past the drive way, and down the next little valley. There is a bit of tape on a tree to mark where you head down off the road back to the river. Pry 100 yds down stream of the dream house's drive way...
IF YOU USE THE OLD PORTAGE TRAIL OR FIND YOURSELF IN OR EVEN TOUCHING THE DRIVEWAY YOU ARE RISKING ALL OF OUR ABILITY TO PORTAGE KISS ME.. The new owners are super cool but dont want kayakers walkin across their deck to portage so RESPECT this and walk on the road all the way around the house..
In other Lake creek news - the new owners on the river right of NIMBY are super cool and will offer to take your pic or give you a beer as you pass. Super cool!!!