Whitewater is Back In Green River Wyoming 9/15/09
The City of Green River has invested $1,000,000 in rebuilding it's whitewater park at Expedition Island. The orginal park built in 2002 failed due to scour during high flows. With the rebuild, you can expect a world class rodeo hole with state of the art adjustment to both pinch the notch and adjust the downstream lip of the drop. The coffer dams about the new feature are scheduled to be breached on 9/15/09. Photos are of the new feature and of a bonus wave that formed when the river was diverted through the north channel of Expedition Island to facilitate construction of the new drop. The new dop is engineered to perform at varing flows and is built to last. The river will likley be at 1200 CFS for opening day with a higher release requested for the weekend of 9/19 for testing and tuning. Come up and enjoy and let the boaters be noted in Green River. The City has invested a lot of $$ to promote boater tourism. Let them know you are there. Expect a grand opening during the summer of 2010.