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Account This pipe releases 10 cfs from the Dinkey Creek Siphon all year round by order of FERC. The blast is strong enough to instantly capsize any kayaker that passes through. Most boaters portage this part of an otherwise class 4 rapid. This release is about 40 yards below the siphon. The siphon is the huge silver overhead pipe which carries water from the NF Kings to the Kings River powerhouse. This large pipe carries water from the NF Kings River to the Kings River powerhouse on the other side of the mountain. It is called a siphon because the pipe exits the mountain up high, drops down to cross the creek and then climbs back up to the same height before entering the mountain on the other side. Looking upstream from the bridge in Balch Camp at a high medium flow. Looking downstream from the bridge in Balch Camp at the confluence with the NF Kings.
Time 2006-06-08 20:00:00 GMT
Reported Date June 18, 2006
River Reported Dinkey Creek
Reported Level 900 ? Low
Fish Release at Dinkey Siphon
Photo by Paul Martzen taken 06/08/06 @ 900 ?
Dinkey Creek Siphon
Photo by Paul Martzen taken 06/08/06 @ 900 ?
Dinkey View from bridge-1
Photo by Paul Martzen taken 06/08/06 @ 900 ?
Dinkey View from Bridge - 2
Photo by Paul Martzen taken 06/08/06 @ 900 ?
author of album Paul Martzen Details

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