This topic contains 12 replies, has 7 voices, and was last updated by  McChuck 8 months, 3 weeks ago.

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  • #15302


    Not sure why the message board reports water as “non-existent” and wonder what gauge it’s tied to. Yesterday it was 1″ plus and today it is neg. 1″. Still doable levels.

    • This topic was modified 8 months, 3 weeks ago by  McChuck. Reason: Political Correctness is really a subjective list put together by the fe to rule the many- Mark Berley
  • #15304


    Calling for 3 inches of rain Thursday-friday.  I’ll wait for more doable.

  • #15309


    I agree with Chuck. If the NWS shows 75 cfs it’s runnable. I don’t recall what that would be at D bridge before they trenched for that blue pex conduit.

    Chuck what is minimum cfs? I ran it at -4 at D bridge once and paddled under the dam.



  • #15310


    My Syenite rain gauge shows we received  1.3” rain last night. It was a heavy downpour and see a slight bump on NWS so I’m boating today possibly noon

    Btw Eric, Tracy, myself and others boated at 1.5” D Monday and played hard for hours.

  • #15311

    Tracey Roush

    Thanks Chuck for the update!  1.5 inches was a HOOT!  Santo, Eric and I had a fabulous day on the river on Monday!  We had surfing waves, side surfing waves and lots of fun eddies to catch all over the river!  Little drop made us all dizzy from spinning so much!  Santo, text Eric!  I told him that I saw red, green and yellow blobs over Iron, Farmington and Fredericktown around 7:00 last night! I may drive back and forth the rest of the week!

  • #15312


    neg 4 is about  170cfs.  neg 8 is100 cfs.  My chart ends at neg 12 inches with 60 cfs.

    The day Tracey, Eric, Santo did it, and Di, Mason and Dad, was a wonderful play day! I love that level.

    VERY nice getting the rain gauge from Santo as Govt rain gauges have been down for months. The river will be coming up again and soon today. Looks like I’m the river widower again! LOL

    • This reply was modified 8 months, 3 weeks ago by  McChuck. Reason: To fear suffering is to already suffer from what I fear
  • #15314


    Santo, Chuck -thanks for posting info here

    I will try to meet you at noon

    call and leave message(no text) if the time line changes


  • #15315


    Noon was a guess. Text me if you are sure you are paddling. 2 pm prob is more likely now.

  • #15316


    Chuck what does your chart show for CFS at O?

    NWS right now shows almost .1 CFS I’m assuming that’s 100 CFS and accurate.

    Can you post that chart? I remember looking at a few sheets of paper stapled  together driving thru Tenn. trying to decide what was running. Wasn’t it called the MWA river runner?

    Does anyone remember calling gauges at a pay phone and listening to a recording of someone with a thick southern accent reading gauge numbers?

  • #15317


    re: rain gages:  Chuck sez: “Govt rain gauges have been down for months”

    not sure what gauges you’re looking at, but these are still here & generally working:

  • #15318


    And here is a slightly less “busy” version of jw’s second link above…

    Exact same data, just displayed in cumulative rather than incremental format.

  • #15319


    Is anyone free to boat tonight? Jerry? I left a message on your phone.

    The level is now 13” and rising fast.

  • #15325


    My graph is made up of data points taken over the years. There is some variation, and while I did not do a F-distribution to draw my curve, using median numbers seems to have worked well.

    0″ at Roselle is275 CFS.

    0″ at D bridge=about 320 CFS

    We left the river at 4:45, at 5 inches, and it was obviously coming up. May be a pulse- hope you are on the river right now!

    Don, your graph is the exact same one I’ve been using for years. My address must have gotten corrupted- thanx. I also saved one of Jim’s.

    I remembered when before the gauge they called our house.

    I remember Kent Pointer calling us at 4 am and Linda saying “Kent, is that you you SOB?” and Kent saying “No, this is some other boater”.

    • This reply was modified 8 months, 3 weeks ago by  McChuck. Reason: When people stay at McHenry Base Camp they are so pleased to learn that they are much better housekeepers!

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