Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-04-2019, 09:31 AM   #31
JPTolson
Senior Member
 
JPTolson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Salem, Ohio
Posts: 635
Nominated 0 Times in 0 Posts
TOTW/F/M Award(s): 0
Default Need for Painted Gage

Quote:
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.

Last edited by JPTolson; 06-04-2019 at 01:12 PM.
JPTolson is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump