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Thornton River - Aug 9 - 6 inches
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We had seven boats today:  4 OC1s Gary, Ginny, Larry and myself.  3 K1s: John, Barb and  Cindy.

 

Level was around 6-8”on the Randy Carter gauge.  So it was doable.   Even this at 60 cfs on the Battle Run gauge felt too low.  So while it probably can be done at 40 ( Gary and Ginny ad done it at 47) I would seriously keep the 70cfs minimum as established by Steve.  As John said it was really scrapey. 

 

Back in April we had only one serious strainer.  This time there were 5-6.  This was the worse for strainers of the 6 times I have done it over the past 20 years.  No carnage to report.  Interestingly it was about the same level back in April but we flew down the river.  In fact if you remember we were off so early we went and did the upper third of the Hughes.  In this case we met at 1030, ran the shuttle and then put on around 1130.  Took off at 3:30!! So much slower than the April trip.

 

The lower bridge over the Thorton is being repaired. So  we took out at the Baptist church take out on the Covington.

 
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