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Old 03-06-2009, 11:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is the river wadeable now?
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Only if you know what you are doing, wading near shore in spots that you know well.

The flow is at around 4000 cfs, which is 4 to 5 times the normal summertime flow. With the weekend rain it will easily shoot up to 7000 which is a raging river.

So wading is not recommended now.
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Ron. I guess I'll wait awhile.
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Old 03-06-2009, 12:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Oops, I looked at the wrong #. The current flow is at 2900, but that's still about 4x normal and will only get higher with the coming rain. Here's the link I use. Bookmark it, and check it each time you fish. You'll get a good feel what conditions are like at your spots at the varying levels and it will help you fish the right spots at the right time.

http://waterdata.usgs.gov/il/nwis/uv/?s ... cy_cd=USGS
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