Nisqually River (WA) - Mar 26, 2017

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Even though the weather forecast wasn't good, Jim convinced me it was time to finally do some spring boating. Thankfully the rain ceased during the rigging process

Verification photo. Thanks Jim2

On the water at 11:57am. Rt. 507 bridge in McKenna

Jim tests his new head cam. Compressed WMV slice2

Lunch stop at the Weeping Wall. Eating lunch under the trees, trying to minimze the rain exposure

Lots of water today

Lower part of the Weeping Wall

Below the only Class III rapid. Quite lively at this level (2980 CFS). Last year was 2060 CFS, 2014 was 3220 CFS

Yelm hydroproject. A 9 mile long canal takes water from the Nisqually above McKenna. Today's diversion was 798 CFS. Takeout just downstream. 2:35pm

USGS Flow at 03/26/2017 12:00 PDT 2,980 CFS 3.87'

  1. U.O.N., Olympus Stylus 770SW Digital Photography by William F. Smith (7.1 MP, 3072x2304 HQ, 3X optical 38-114mm)
  2. Olympus Stylus 725SW Digital Photography by Jim McCool (7.1 MP, 3X optical 38-114mm)

Last Update 1-Apr-17