Grande Ronde - A. Tony Vey Meadow to Red Bridge State Park

Grande Ronde, Oregon, US


A. Tony Vey Meadow to Red Bridge State Park

Usual Difficulty II-IV (for normal flows)
Length 17 Miles

the only rapid

the only rapid
Photo taken 05/27/13 @ too low to run

River Description

54fpm, HAZARDS: logs, gradient, strainers
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2013-08-04 14:27:16

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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May 28 2013 (2023 days ago)
T4eresa (153294)
GO SOMEWHERE ELSE. We scouted this run at low water and would NOT recommend it to anyone. The
whitewater section is very short and at the top end of the run. Fish habitat restoration efforts
have placed man-made strainers at regular intervals throughout the run which is mostly class I-II
with meanders. The man-made strainers consist of 2-4 logs with rootballs midstream, anchored
together to a rock with cable, usually one on each side of the river creating an S-turn. There is a
riverwide wire fence above the short whitewater section. There is a fish dam in the lower section.
And that 54ft/mile gradient seems like a hallucination: looks flatter than that to me.

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