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  1. #76
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    Quote Originally Posted by SB View Post
    Get out there and ride those waves!

    Kayaking the lower Umatilla River during the flood at 11K cfs - February 7, 2020

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    Holy shit. Looks like fun. And sketchy as hell. Pinned against one of those snags and bye. We lose kayakers every year on flooded creeks pinned against trees on outside corners.

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    That looks like a guaranteed ear infection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncskier View Post
    I’m stuck in Nashville since Charlotte airport is all jacked up. If only I could find concert tickets, I think I’ll look on Craigslist maybe.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peruvian View Post
    That looks like a guaranteed ear infection.
    best case scenario

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grange View Post
    The Great Lakes region is in for a long spring. Many areas were experiencing record high water levels going into the winter and with amount of precipitation in these area with the frozen ground is going to lead heavy flooding.

    I have been working with communities since last fall trying to figure out how to deal with current flooding conditions let alone what's coming this spring. The long term forecast for the Great Lakes water levels is not good for people living in area. The high water levels are also leading to flooding in tributary streams and even groundwater levels.
    Right? Lake Erie has been out of its shores for over a year now.

    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Time for a Chicago-LA canal obviously!

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    Those people can get fucked.


    Here in not so easy-draining ATL it’s been a great week. Snow, thunderstorms and flooding.

    All the lakes are way up though so, yay no drought.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    Right? Lake Erie has been out of its shores for over a year now.

    All the lakes are way up though so, yay no drought.
    So like 20 years ago I used to go to a buddy’s house on lk st Clair in Canada. We used to have to anchor 20’ center consoles 120 yds out and walk in. Now they park 45 footers on the wall.

    20 years ago my friend tells me “yeah back in the 80’s we used to park 45 footers on the wall”. 20 years ago he tells me, as I’m holding my backpack above my head walking in, “the water will be back in 20 years and we will park 45 footers on the wall again”. And wadda ya know...

    I guess there is a long history of the Great Lakes going in 20 year cycles of high and low water. (With 5 year micro cycles in there) Affected by the water table or geology or astronomy I don’t fucking know... anyways... like clockwork.. 20 years later he’s parking 45 footers on the wall.

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    ^^^
    Check out the crazy results when the everyday West to East wind blows across Lake Erie in freezing weather when the lake is this high. The usual seche result freezes and some dumb Canuck or Buffalo Mafioso has his car trapped in ice for 4 months.

    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrecked View Post
    So like 20 years ago I used to go to a buddy’s house on lk st Clair in Canada. We used to have to anchor 20’ center consoles 120 yds out and walk in. Now they park 45 footers on the wall.

    20 years ago my friend tells me “yeah back in the 80’s we used to park 45 footers on the wall”. 20 years ago he tells me, as I’m holding my backpack above my head walking in, “the water will be back in 20 years and we will park 45 footers on the wall again”. And wadda ya know...

    I guess there is a long history of the Great Lakes going in 20 year cycles of high and low water. (With 5 year micro cycles in there) Affected by the water table or geology or astronomy I don’t fucking know... anyways... like clockwork.. 20 years later he’s parking 45 footers on the wall.
    Winter weather plays a role here as well, ive been visiting the northern great lakes region for 30+. the lakes lose a lot less water when they freeze over sooner ( and more surface area is frozen) so especially cold winters have always helped with levels but yes, as of right now they are doing just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KQ View Post
    Kayaking the lower Umatilla River during the flood at 11K cfs - February 7, 2020

    WOO HOO!

    That brings back some memories of my own flood boating.
    watch out for snakes

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    Brings back memories of walking on building ledges...Low head dams have killed more kayakers than cancer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highangle View Post
    Brings back memories of walking on building ledges...Low head dams have killed more kayakers than cancer.

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    I'm sure emergency management was not happy about those guys doing that and posting a video.

    Flooding is for the most part over here but as always it's a long way to recovery for many. I've seen peoples beautiful farm land and pastures turned into nothing but river rock not to mention homes and animals lost. I got lucky this time around. The Wallula Rd bridge where it meets Old Hwy 12 over Mill Creek not so much......

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    Kindness is a bridge between all people

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    Snag city! Fuck that.
    Remind me. We'll send him a red cap and a Speedo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KQ View Post
    I'm sure emergency management was not happy about those guys doing that and posting a video.
    That was more a Public Safety concern... All's well that ends well, I suppose. I knew a guy who drowned in a hydraulic jump below a low head dam.
    Wonder if those kayakers understood that the left side of the cockscomb they were riding was death?



    Flooding is for the most part over here but as always it's a long way to recovery for many. I've seen peoples beautiful farm land and pastures turned into nothing but river rock not to mention homes and animals lost. I got lucky this time around. The Wallula Rd bridge where it meets Old Hwy 12 over Mill Creek not so much......

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    Welp, looks like you need a new bridge...
    Prolly gonna get a nice new fancy one, since the flow and debris load calcs for the old one weren't entirely adequate.

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    Glad your AO is safe KQ.
    watch out for snakes

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