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Old 06-07-2019   #1
 
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San Miguel closure?

Anyone hear about some closures on the San Miguel?

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Old 06-10-2019   #2
 
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nope all good. watch for moving wood
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Old 06-10-2019   #3
 
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So, does All Good mean the river flipped back in the other channel above Caddis Flats ? Or the new channel is OK now ?
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Old 06-10-2019   #4
 
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sorry, my bad. I was referring to the sections above placerville. Not sure of whats going on btw pville and caddis. have not heard of any closures locally though. I'll ask about that stretch tomorrow.
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Old 06-11-2019   #5
 
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A couple weeks ago they had signage at all the put ins about a river wide log jam above caddis, below placerville. With rising water that may have changed. I haven't heard anything either way.
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Old 06-12-2019   #6
 
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I ran it from above Saw Pit to Pinon a week and a half ago no log jam in sight.
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Old 06-12-2019   #7
 
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Those signs about the closure below Caddis were from a few seasons ago. Whitey wrapped a raft on the large strainer and shifted the log and the entire river to the left when they pulled the boat off. There is an easy line on the right though Strainerville. Read and run.

The gauge for the San Miguel is not accurate. It is currently reading 1,200 cfs, but it is really at about 2,000 cfs. It seems like whenever our river gets near 2,000 the gauge breaks down.

The San Miguel is at a great level. Be safe and heads up for wood.
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Old 06-13-2019   #8
 
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actually the guage was recently adjusted and corrected. the river is running consistent with the guage reading now, roughly 1300 cfs.
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Old 06-15-2019   #9
 
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Looks like it changed course with the higher flow. There is a log almost River wide before Caddis and is visible from the road. I saw some commercial groups running the saw pit and Caddis to Beaver sections yesterday.
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Old 07-29-2019   #10
 
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With decreasing flows: @ 500cfs, the "unboatable section" +/- 3.4 mi. above Caddis is boatable but kinda sketchy. The left channel is the only option in play. First there is a mandatory beat down under some branches, then a river wide log jam forces a sketchy scoot through the branches move (I had to highside a bit here) rtsideup! This was rowing a 11'6" Phatcat, any bigger, don't go.
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