Saturday, December 20, 2014

Bulls Bridge 2 on the painted gauge


Painted boater's gauge:  2 (about 2" over 2)
Housatonic at Gaylordsville gauge:   4.60  (2820 cfs)
Tenmile River gauge:  2.55  (460 cfs)
Falls Village gauge:  4.09 (1820 cfs)

This is the level at 1:00 pm today
http://waterwatch.usgs.gov/?m=real&r=ct&w=map

 
gauge seen from river right bank

  
gauge enhanced to show worn level markers

  
view of stairway rapid from the bridge, showing the run out to stairway and the usual put in spot on river left

view from under the bridge, on river left, looking across to the usual put in and painted gauge.  The painted gauge used to be called the "Flintstone Gauge" because a large spray painted picture of Fred Flintstone used to be higher up on the concrete to the right.


You never know what treasures you'll find in the trees as the water level drops.  Some Brony was obviously heart broken when this fine piece of wall art/clock washed away.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Bulls Bridge 2 1/2 on painted gauge


Not sure what is going on with the power plant last night and this morning.  Everything seems normal (from the perspective of a casual observer), but the level at Bulls Bridge seems a bit higher than it should be.  I'd expect that there will be water through the weekend, running anywhere from 1 - 3 on the painted gauge.

Painted boater's gauge:  2 1/2
Housatonic at Gaylordsville gauge:   no gauge information available
Tenmile River gauge:  2.74  (534 cfs)
Falls Village gauge:  4.16 (1900 cfs)

This is the level at 8:30 am today
http://waterwatch.usgs.gov/?m=real&r=ct&w=map




normal photo of gauge on left, and on the right it is enhanced to see the numbers


looking upstream from the bridge at Stairway

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Bulls Bridge 2 on painted gauge - canal is back on

Powerplant is running normally


Painted boater's gauge:  2 
Housatonic at Gaylordsville gauge:   4.75  (3000 cfs)
Tenmile River gauge:  2.77  (546 cfs)
Falls Village gauge:  4.16 (1900 cfs)

This is the level at 9:30 am today




Stairway rapid as seen from the bridge

Monday, December 15, 2014

Bulls Bridge 2 1/2 on painted gauge - canal is back on



Powerplant is running normally

Painted boater's gauge:  2 1/2
Housatonic at Gaylordsville gauge:   4.98  (3300 cfs)
Tenmile River gauge:  2.94  (618 cfs)
Falls Village gauge:  4.30 (2040 cfs)

This is the level at noon today




view of Stairway from the bridge


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Bulls Bridge 3 1/2 on painted gauge - canal is back on



Powerplant is running normally

Painted boater's gauge:  3 1/2
Housatonic at Gaylordsville gauge:   5.31  (3740 cfs)
Tenmile River gauge:  3.12  (698 cfs)
Falls Village gauge:  4.55 (2320 cfs)

This was the level at 1 pm today

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Bulls Bridge 4 1/2 on painted gauge - canal is back on


Powerplant is running normally

Painted boater's gauge:  4 1/2
Housatonic at Gaylordsville gauge:   5.94  (4650 cfs)
Tenmile River gauge:  3.39  (828 cfs)
Falls Village gauge:  5.09 (2990 cfs)

This is the level at 1 pm today



view of stairway rapid from the bridge

Friday, December 12, 2014

Bulls Bridge 5 1/2 on painted gauge - canal is back on


Powerplant is on (confirmed with engineer that they are running full capacity)

Painted boater's gauge:  5 1/2
Housatonic at Gaylordsville gauge:   6.63  (5770 cfs)
Tenmile River gauge:  3.83  (1060 cfs)
Falls Village gauge:  5.89 (4110 cfs)

This is the level at noon today



view of Stairway from the bridge