Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Animas is PUMPIN'!

Check it out - 5400cfs this morning!

We ran at 4200 on Sunday. The latter pics are of a serious log jam/ sweeper combo setting up across from the parking lot at Santa Rita. With the water this high, the 40' TREE sticking into the current is not visible from upstream. STAY LEFT!

The quote below from Durango FD:

"I wanted to give an update on a new hazard that occurred on the river in the last 2 days. The flow this morning Wed 7th is 5500 cfs. There is a growing log jam on the river right below smelter rapid. This is a concern because water is flowing through the jam at this time and it is the area where swimmers will be pushed into. To my great surprise I also did see a large group of tubers on the water yesterday, no pfd, no protective gear! Natural selection at work! I encourage all shifts to take a look at this new log jam. A rescue would be very difficult. On Saturday evening the boat parade for Animas River Days is taking place! There will be hundreds of very “sober” boaters on the water starting at 1730. Come out for the weekend of river fun!"