Thursday, July 15, 2010

What happened to the rain?

For the past couple of days, the local whitewater message boards have been buzzing at the prospect of heavy rains and flash floods - no such luck. Last summer we had some great whitewater paddling in June and July. The Deerfield was at 2,400 cfs for the RICKA Whitewater School last June – no running Zoar Gap that weekend. Last July, we paddled the  Branch River at 540 cfs (its at 61 cfs today) and the Crystal section of the Farmington at 1,800 cfs (its at 291 cfs today). We will be doing the RICKA Whitewater School again this weekend - I think the water will be at a more reasonable level.

We did get a little rain for our Tuesday night paddle with the Blackstone Valley Paddle Club at the Lacky Dam. A few paddlers opted out, but we still ended up with 15 to 20 boats. Paddling is a water sport right?

Cheryl's pictures from Lacky Dam

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