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theriverman
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Posted: Mar 30, 2008Post Subject: Innacurate flow for 2008 MER, 400cfs to 600cfs off
Norwoods group are saying today that the flow at MER is off
by 400cfs to 600cfs at 4pm 03/30/2008 should be 1700 to 2000 cfs.


FEATHER RIVER AT MERRIMAC (MER)
Elevation: 1560' · FEATHER R basin · Operator: CA Dept of Water Resources/O & M

Query executed Sunday at 16:25:56 clock

Provisional data, subject to change.
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Earlier

Date / Time RIV STG FLOW BAT VOL
(PDT) FEET CFS VOLTS
03/30/2008 05:00 7.45 1257 12.3
03/30/2008 06:00 7.45 1257 12.2
03/30/2008 07:00 7.45 1257 12.2
03/30/2008 08:00 7.44 1249 12.3
03/30/2008 09:00 7.43 1242 12.2
03/30/2008 10:00 7.42 1234 12.3
03/30/2008 11:00 7.42 1234 12.2
03/30/2008 12:00 7.41 1227 12.2
03/30/2008 13:00 7.41 1227 12.3
03/30/2008 14:00 7.40 1219 12.2
03/30/2008 15:00 7.38 1204 12.3
03/30/2008 16:00 7.38 1204 12.2

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Ian Buckley
Member
Posted: Apr 4, 2008
I'll second that. Ran Devils at ~1500 on the gauge on Mar22/23 2008, and it had the feel of more like 1800 was the group consensus, water was brown. My previous trips are 900,1000,1200,2500....it was definitely lower than the 2500 trip but still spicy.

David Maurier had the following to say about a trip that launched the day after us on a 3day:
Quote:

I rallied some kids from Colorado and we got on the Devil's Canyon of the MF Feather on Sunday, and boated it through to Tuesday. The flow was supposedly around 1500 at Milsap, but it felt more like 1800. Lots of mad bombing... I think we had to get out to scout two or three times. It was cold enough (and damp enough) that our bags got frozen stiff overnight. So the sleeping was weak and the paddling was awesome.


Earlier in March, Macy and TaylorR ran Bald Rock at an indicated 900 and had to walk the big stuff including Curtain.

Beware going into Bald Rock at higher end flows currently. I'd be interested in other trips opinions, I'd like to update the AW description for flow ranges to match the current gauge calibration.
-ian
theriverman
Member
Posted: May 12, 2008Post Subject: 200cfs off now
Seems they recalculated the flow at MER, now it's 200cfs off.
theriverman
Member
Posted: May 24, 2008Post Subject: Still higher flow , add 500cfs
Flow is higher than thought, agreement among paddlers is 500cfs higher flow.
theriverman
Member
Posted: May 28, 2008Post Subject: 300 cfs off MER
Looked at the Middle Fork today and it seems 300cfs off, need people to call and have the Water Dept check the flow at the bridge where the gage is.
zance789
Member
Posted: May 20, 2009Post Subject: Flow Inaccuracies for Middle Feather at Milsap Bar for 2009
Does anyone know whether the flow inaccuracies for the Middle Feather at Milsap Bar still exist?

I know that there was discussion about this issue during the past several years, but I haven't read or heard any updates for this year.

Thanks.
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