Saturday, June 26, 2010

Manville Dam again – June 26th

I was hoping to do the RICKA Flatwater trip today from River Island Park down to Albion, but after a week on vacation, I couldn’t get to River Island Park in time for the 10:30 shuttle. Instead, I headed down to the Manville Dam where I knew the RICKA crew would be stopping for lunch. The river is very low (200 cfs, 1.25 ft on the Woonsocket gage) so I knew that there would be some easy waves to play on. At this level you can paddle right up to the face of the dam, and the best play spot is in the chute between the dam and the bridge. 

Manville Dam again from Erik Eckilson on Vimeo.

By 1:00, I was just about ready to head home when Don, Karen and the rest of the RICKA crew showed up. We had a nice chat and I helped them get their boats from the bike path down to the river. They finished their trip down to Albion, and I headed on home.

RICKA trip - River Island Park to Albion
Manville dam video at 500 cfs.

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