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  • #15564

    McChuck
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    Linda, you and John will discover that very few read magazines anymore, my articles have gone unnoticed mostly, but I will read it!

  • #15557

    McChuck
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    Di had a family emx today (Fri) but we will still try to be there in the AM. Anybody know where they are going to float?

  • #15551

    McChuck
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    Di and I

  • #15477

    McChuck
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    Por la Muerte  extra Viejo rum is preferred.

  • #15465

    McChuck
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    Beautiful bridge! I hate to see it go. They spent this entire week so far just putting up signs LOL.

    At this rate the new bridge will be ready by 2026.

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by  McChuck. Reason: Fish and unplanned visitors stink in 3 days- Benny Franklin
  • #15463

    McChuck
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    You mean she doesn’t have a physical attraction tome???????

    And she can’t quadruple my investments in one month?????

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by  McChuck. Reason: Because I am mostly incapable of setting a bad example, I find I now give good advice
  • #15362

    McChuck
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    The rain skipped Libertyville and mostly your area, but Farmington got a hit. Syenite might be coming up as I write this?

    I’m sure Big Boss CEO is going too sometime this aft/eve. She is sleeping from her night shift.

    • This reply was modified 3 months ago by  McChuck. Reason: A great moment in history is lost- the bold man who first ate a raw oyster. J. Swift
  • #15356

    McChuck
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    Not only a bump, but a second higher bump as well! No idea where it came from, not a single area rain gauge shows activity. Did a dam burst somewhere?

    For what it’s worth we are getting a pretty good shower in Ironton right now.

    • This reply was modified 3 months ago by  McChuck. Reason: I'm imagining ...what if Mark Twain had twitter?
  • #15325

    McChuck
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    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 3 months, 2 weeks ago by  McChuck. Reason: When people stay at McHenry Base Camp they are so pleased to learn that they are much better housekeepers!
  • #15312

    McChuck
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    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 3 months, 2 weeks ago by  McChuck. Reason: To fear suffering is to already suffer from what I fear
  • #15279

    McChuck
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    Talked to state horticulturalist and she thinks they are drowning. Hmmmm seems odd, but this has been a very rainy spring.

    • This reply was modified 4 months ago by  McChuck. Reason: Why do we press "1" for English?
  • #15251

    McChuck
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    We have a bunch of equip we’d love to give you. Is advanced level. Tell us next time you are at the river or in the vicinity.

    • This reply was modified 4 months ago by  McChuck. Reason: Insanity is relatrive. It depends on whoi has who locked in the cage.- Ray Bradbury
  • #15243

    McChuck
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    I don’t think anyone is doing the Saint at present. We were supposed to, but never did- instead I relied on my own observations- mussels, insects and all, and decided to monitor if I saw a problem. Finding large mussels in fisherman’s pool was the apex of my observations! We also put in a lot of time picking up trash and trimming the river of obstructions, picking up tires, etc. As a chemical engineer I was excited to get BJ’s top level equipment…but never did it. We an bring you the whole shebang this weekend.

    A perfect place to test the Saint is just up from fisherman’s. At low flows this is easily waded and has current.

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by  McChuck. Reason: "You only live twice"?- like doing laps on the Saint- just do it all, and do it right, the first time
  • #15211

    McChuck
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    Good map! Thanks Dagger Dan! Believe it or not, I have owned a helmet cam for quite some time. I found it at Cat’s Paw and it still worked. I just have never been much interested in using it. Just a few weeks ago I gave it to Scotty.

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by  McChuck. Reason: In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.- Nietzsche
  • #15195

    McChuck
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    Rock Creek is well worth the time, a class 3 creek if you catch it at a good level. I put in on D highway, just opposite a dilapidated white house. It goes a little over a mile of just Cl-II+ boogey water along D until you get to a low water bridge. Here the creek leaves and for awhile you are in mostly forest. This section is Cl-III with a 8 foot waterfall slide that looks like it ‘could’ make a hole at the right (very high)  level, although I have never seen it make one.  After one or 2 miles it begins to parallel Madison Co. 537 (?) and empties on Stout’s Creek, near a slab crossing on Stout’s. From here I would continue on down Stout’s to catch the trail near the Saint junction that takes you to the 72 bridge parking lot.

    The last time I did this, (7 years ago) there was some wood just down from where it leaves D highway that I had to walk around.  From 1988 to the last time I ran it- maybe 8 times- I never had trouble with wires or landowners, but I was always solo, and very quiet.

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by  McChuck. Reason: Somebody stole my anti-depressants...I hope they are happy
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