Sunday, May 31, 2015

A Misty Run on the Mongaup – May 31, 2015

I drove through five states to get there (RI, MA, CT, NY, NJ), but it was worth the trip.  I made a last minute decision to join a CTAMC trip on the Mongaup River near Port Jervis, NY. We ran the section from the Rio Dam to the Delaware River - about 3 miles.  It was a single barrel release - about 600 cfs on the Mongaup gage.  At this level, the river is class II/easy class III.  Rock dodging was the order of the day, and there were with lots of eddies and surf waves to catch   The rapids are a little tougher on the second half of the trip with the largest at the Route 97 bridge and at the confluence with the Delaware River.  I’m told that a double barrel release is about 1,000 cfs with lots of long wave trains.   

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