Just ran De Roche today (10-9-04). It was a little low but the scenery was still beautiful. The gate to the quarry which was locked a month or so ago has been jimmied open so thats where we put in. Upon arrival we notice the culverts are completely log jammed which means the water upstream is probably moving slower than usual. Maybe I'll be able to pull out some of the logs with my truck when I get a chance. About .25 miles from the putin a large pine tree has fallen across the creek making it neccesary to portage. After that though the creek is a pretty good run. Just watch out for the cow patties at the takeout.
the guage on hwy 283 can be a little off. there are a few creeks between there and the rock quarry that can pump up the volume a lot, especially during spring and summer thunderstorms. the rock quarry gate has been open to put in there most of the year (2004) be freindly so we don't ruin this access!
Painted gauge on the Hwy 283 bridge.
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