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subject Lower New Haven wood update
author Chris
city Burlington
posted Saturday Aug 5th 2017, 10:05 PM

It had water this afternoon (max of ~700 cfs on the gauge), so I got a run in, along with Jamie D. and John A. (There was also plenty of activity on the Ledges.)

We encountered a new tree — actually two trunks from the same root system, which is anchored on the river left bank. It is leaning low over the river, and one can pass under it on the right (through branches). I'm afraid it will keep dropping and become a river-wide strainer in the next few weeks. It is leaning over the short class 3 rapid just above the extended class 2 section that runs past Bristol Rock.

Some good news:  The logs that were on the river right side of the far right channel of the island rapid below the lumber yard have been completely flushed downriver, presumably during the high water at the beginning of July. They could be avoided then, but it's good to have them completely gone.

On the other hand, the middle channel is still a mess. It looks like it has collected even more wood than it had as of late June. We also passed a large hemlock that has fallen in from river left where the gravel bank has been eroding, a couple of rapids above the South Street Bridge. That tree could end up in a bad place if the river gets up to 1,000 cfs or higher.

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