Monday, May 18, 2015

Tree in approach to S-Turn rapid (Bulls Bridge on Housatonic in CT)

The view above is from the ledge that makes S-Turn rapid.
A = rock that makes the center staging eddy.
B = the new tree that blocks the left approach.
C = the rock that makes "Otto" Boof (autoboof)

Below is a closeup of the new tree.

And here is a photo of how it looks from the approach.  All photos were taken from the river right side, at minimum/fish flow.

***(July 8, 2015 Update)***

Someone cut out the tree.  The story is that it was moving downstream and blocking more approaches to S-Tun.  The tree was cut into large pieces.  Those large pieces are now center-left in Pencil Sharpener.  When we paddled today, the level was 1 on the painted gauge, and the tree pieces were not in the way of the regular lines.  That could easily change when the water level changes.  Boaters should be aware of this.

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