Harris Bridge is now OPEN.
Me and a couple buddies Just ran the lower slip for the first time on saturday april 9th 2011, it was at 2800 cfs. Totally bigger waves than i expected but it was a ton of fun!! Definitely not all class II runs at these leves. The last rapid had some pretty huge waves at these levels and my friend almost lost his kayak in this section. As of saturday i did not see any strainers in the main channel of the creek...just fun fast water.
The link for Larry Wentzels 'exhaustive' description has moved to a new location...
Use the USGS Wurtemburg gauge for an online indicator. Consider 130 cfs absolute minimum, with about 400 cfs the minimum for a fun run.
Another gauge is available online at the USACE Beaver/Ohio site. There is a correlation to the McConnell's Mill stick gage: McConnell's Mill = Wurtemburg * 1.4 - 1.7 . 0' is minimum; 2.0' is getting high. (People do run it below the suggested min and above the suggested max, of course. Consider the above when determining your fun levels.)
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High water boogie water
Typical lower Slip rapid
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