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Old 06-05-2014   #1
 
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Salida-Large strainer downstream of lower Salida wave

Hazard - a new large cottonwood tree has fallen in the river 100 yards downstream of the lower Salida playwave. There is a passage on the river right. This passage is about 10 feet wide use caution. AHRA River Rangers will evaluate tomorrow 6/6 and attempt to mitigate.

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Thx for update and any clearing effort.
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Update

We were able to clear a channel on the river left side today. At this point there is a passable channel on river left and river right. Please use caution, there is potential for the tree to move.
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Floating through there tomorrow (Sat., 6/7). Where is this in relation to, say, the F street bridge?
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Read the initial post. It gives a description of the location. 100 yards below the last wave. The last wave is maybe 60 or 70 yards below F Street Bridge.
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The passages both left and right are about a boat (raft) width wide. The right side has a branch that extends out a little further than you can perhaps see, so hug the banks as tight as you are comfortable regardless of which side you go.

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Ya, I did read the first post a few times. Just didn't know where the play waves are because I hadn't run it yet. Anyway, did so 6/7 and left and right are tight but OK. Center would be bad.
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We are going to be attempting to remove this tree tomorrow morning. We plan to keep the river open, but some delays may happen. Please be ready to eddy out once you pass under the F st bridge.
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They are cutting the tree as I type. Rangers suspended from a crane. Heard they were going to try and boom it out.


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