Nisqually River (WA) - May 10, 2023

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Nisqually warmup. Later than usual. First revisit since 2019. 12:26pm launch with Jim

Passing under the WA 507 bridge

Survived the first class 2 rapid

Hanging platform still hasn't collapsed yet

Lunch stop at the weeping wall

After lunch close-up

Below the 'big rapid'. Mostly rock dodging at low flows

Same fish study rig still here

Not much hydro outflow. USGS shows only 350 CFS in the canal. 4:03pm. Takeout is just below

Was curious as to river gradient before and after lunch. 28.2 fpm before, 20.7 fpm after. 23.3 fpm overall

USGS Flow at 05/10/2023 12:00 PDT 1,410CFS 2.37'

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

Last Update 11-May-23