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John M

climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 21, 2012 - 01:50am PT

http://news.yahoo.com/grand-canyon-flood-underway-rebuild-beaches-152937624.html

Anyone going to go check this out? 42,000 cubic feet per second.



ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Trad climber
SLO, Ca
Nov 21, 2012 - 01:57am PT
I hiked down to check out the flood when they did it several years ago. I had a gf that studied grand canyon fish. Anyway, it was awesome- super powerful looking.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Nov 21, 2012 - 06:09am PT
http://www.canoekayak.com/whitewater-kayak/speed-run-grand-canyon-record-attempt/

Sweet!
mctwisted

Trad climber
e.p.
Nov 21, 2012 - 08:03am PT
i'd love to go down there again
dan in lava falls
dan in lava falls
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Prod

Trad climber
Nov 21, 2012 - 09:21am PT
I've boated 5k CFS to 50K CFS in the Grand, and still think 18ish is the best.

Would love to be there at any level.

Prod.
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Nov 21, 2012 - 09:38am PT
me too,way upstream bitd
me too,way upstream bitd
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Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Nov 21, 2012 - 09:40am PT
this is good!
locker

Social climber
Nov 21, 2012 - 10:22am PT


Credit: locker
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10b4me

Boulder climber
member since 2002
Nov 21, 2012 - 01:18pm PT
Hope his injury isn't to serious, and he can return
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Trad climber
SLO, Ca
Nov 21, 2012 - 02:12pm PT
When we checked it out it was raging. Huge and muddy, logs, debris, no beaches. Definitely hump down and check it out if you are in the area.
John M

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 21, 2012 - 02:20pm PT
Thanks for that link Brandon. I didn't know if those flow levels were runnable. I don't have that much whitewater experience. What an experience.
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Trad climber
SLO, Ca
Nov 21, 2012 - 02:34pm PT
After the flood the same gf took me down the river on a three week science trip (those were the days!!) with a bunch of other scientists. We took all sorts of measurements on our way down the river. It wasn't a professional trip so adventure was very alive in the rapids. One boat got flipped in crystal, another had its floor ripped out. Snow storm early on. GC is an amazing place.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Nov 21, 2012 - 04:13pm PT
42,000 cfs ain't that much water.
I've been kayaking on whitewater rivers at 100,000 cfs. Now that's BIG.
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Nov 21, 2012 - 05:44pm PT
hear that slr,was that the ottawa?
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Nov 21, 2012 - 05:51pm PT
I've been kayaking on whitewater rivers at 100,000 cfs. Now that's BIG.

Where? Africa? No place that big around here.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 21, 2012 - 05:55pm PT

GO BIG OR GO HOME!

Credit: Reilly

wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Nov 21, 2012 - 05:56pm PT
oh yes there is brandon,not that far from you,the lachine rapid,st.lawrence river.
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Nov 21, 2012 - 05:57pm PT
and one near me,the whirlpool on the niagara,its been run
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Nov 21, 2012 - 06:00pm PT
No kidding, thanks for the heads up man.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lachine_Rapids
John M

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 21, 2012 - 06:08pm PT
The Sacramento River has been near 650,000 cubic feet per second in floods.
The Klamath gets big. Lots of rivers have gotten real big during floods. I have no idea if anyone has ever run them during a big flood. It seems like there would just be too much debris.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_flood_of_1964
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