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subject Lower New Haven: strainers
author Chris
city Burlington, VT
posted Sunday Oct 4th 2020, 3:17 PM

I did a run last Wednesday with Jamie D. and Ryan K. We encountered some significant wood in the middle part of the run, upstream and downstream of Bristol Rock.

  1. The first was a white pine coming off the river-right bank. It was hanging above the river some months ago, but it is now near the surface, even at the low flow we experienced (500 - 550 cfs). It was easy to pass on the left.
  2. The next concern is a larger white pine coming off the river-left bank. At this point it fairly well aligned with the flow and is close to the bank, so it's easy to pass on the right. Be forewarned; this log may shift downstream next time the river comes up above 600 cfs.
  3. Shortly after that, at the bottom of a short steeper section where the river swings to the right, there is a tree (red maple?) in the river on river-left. It can be passed on the right, but alert as you approach the section from upstream.
  4. Finally, maybe another 100 yards downstream, is a river-wide birch tree with branches. We were able to bump over it somewhat left of center (maybe not the best idea) but it would be a very serious hazard for anyone who, say, broached and flipped 20-30 yards upstream of it. This strainer is a high priority for removal. It was difficult to miss from upstream unless one is really failing to pay attention, but at higher flows that might not be the case.

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