Visible rope in water in Clear Creek
There was an older blue and white Necky boat floating in the RIVER RIGHT eddy immediately after the dam drop today with a line on it coming straight out of the water. We got the boat out (it's been returned to the owner) but the rope is still in the water. It was clipped onto the boat's grab loop, so I'm guessing there was a retrieval attempt upstream somewhere and both the boat and attached rope headed downstream solo. The Necky owner knew nothing of a retrieval attempt and wasn't sure how the rope got beanered to his boat.
I was able to pull about 20 feet of rope out of the river, but the rest of the rope is still submerged, presumably with the bag. Is seemed like a better idea to keep the rope visible than to cut it and let an unknown amount of rope float around in the water. You can see where it is coming out of the water directly upstream, on RIVER RIGHT, tied off to a bolt on the old dam. The visible part wouldn't trip anyone up if they run the right side, but think it's something to be aware of.
Whoever's rope that is should probably be checking on it frequently as the water drops so that can try to get all of it out of the water.
"You know that old trees just grow stronger and old rivers grow wilder, everyday..."