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Curtiso 06-14-2012 10:36 AM

Westwater > 1,000 cfs
 
So... I've got a permit for Westwater next weekend. The flow is currently at 2,300 cfs, and has been dropping 200-300 per day.

Has anyone ran it when it is running less than 1,000 cfs? What is it like?

I hate this year.

TUNACAT 06-14-2012 10:50 AM

I don't think it's ever gotten down to 1,000 CFS. I can't imagine that it will get that low. The lowest I've ran it was in 2002 but I think it didn't get below 1,800. It's still fun just takes a lot longer to run it.

wildh2onriver 06-14-2012 10:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Curtiso
So... I've got a permit for Westwater next weekend. The flow is currently at 2,300 cfs, and has been dropping 200-300 per day.

Has anyone ran it when it is running less than 1,000 cfs? What is it like?

I hate this year.

I doubt it will drop that low as flows didn't drop to that back in 2002, though I'm not sure what the water managers are required to let out on the upstream reservoirs. I ran it at 1200 cfs in 2002 in an 18' cat and it was tight.

paulk 06-14-2012 11:14 AM

Stompy class V+, think NF payette but bigger. Unrunnable in anything but a creature craft

DanCan 06-16-2012 05:13 PM

What is your rig? We were on it last week at 2400 with 14.5 and 16.5 gear rafts and it was a bit dicey in places. At that flow you have to go down the wall in Skull, get your oars in... I didn't and snapped one.

But I still had fun.

DanCan

Di 06-16-2012 05:26 PM

Ran it in 2002 at 1200 cfs in my 16 ft and squeaked by on the left - slid up on tha back of Skull for a second, but my passenger was able to push us off. No room for oars once you make the spin. We also had an 18 ft and he did fine on the right, although it was tight and ugly too. Pretty interesting seeing the bones of the river. I'm betting it gets that low again this year...

yak1 06-17-2012 08:33 AM

great play in a kayak

DanCan 06-18-2012 12:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yak1 (Post 279955)
great play in a kayak

Yeah, makes me want to take up the kayak just for that reason.

DanCan

Curtiso 06-18-2012 11:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DanCan (Post 279904)
What is your rig? We were on it last week at 2400 with 14.5 and 16.5 gear rafts and it was a bit dicey in places. At that flow you have to go down the wall in Skull, get your oars in... I didn't and snapped one.

But I still had fun.

DanCan

Westwater 2000 cfs April 2012 - YouTube

If this video description is accurate, the water level is less than 2,000 cfs. They went left of Skull in this video. Not advised?

DanCan 06-18-2012 03:52 PM

That's about right it looks to me... I just couldn't get there so I ended up going down the wall.

DanCan


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