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Old 06-04-2019, 09:31 AM   #31
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Default Need for Painted Gage

Originally Posted by bikin-mike View Post
Floated this on Fri.

Gage was at 6.5 and falling.

Scraped in about 3 spots. Can’t imaging doing this when it’s much lower. Lots of spots looked pretty shallow.

Had about 5’ clearance below the low water bridge.

Took us about 2 hrs, but wasted 1/2 an hour fighting a tree across the river.
Thanks for the trip report, Mike. Sounds like you had a good run despite a little carnage.

This is a good illustration of the need for a painted gage on the Teegarden Bridge. Ran this section (Teegarden to Lisbon) when the Grimm's Bridge USGS gage was 5.2 a couple weeks ago, and we had probably three to four inches of water. The GB gage is just too far downstream for it to provide a reasonably accurate measure of paddling zero. Flow entering from the North Fork, West Fork, Elk Run, etc. below Lisbon can lead one to believe there is plenty of water at Teegarden based on the level at Grimm's Bridge, but that may not necessarily be the case. The river at Teegarden might already be too low by the time water from the upper watershed reaches the USGS gage.

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