Hello, The Passy has been run backwards, cancelled and shortened since I have been racing so I don't have a good idea what to expect. I hear that water levels may be helped on race day by releasing the water from an upstream dam. My question is how much of a difference will this have on the river level? I checked the Ducktrap gauge, but I don't know how it relates to the Passy with an added release. Wondering if there may be some unscheduled portages? Thanks - Ben
The Passy was scratchy but "passable" when we ran it yesterday. During a phone call this morning, Dale told me he has "more water than he ever has had" backed up behind his dam on an upstream pond. I don't think we are expe4cting the Galvaston Flood here, but the level should be pretty sweet. I would guess that we will definitely be running the full course. Based on what Dale said (he thinks he can bring the level up a foot), I think it will be possible to make the trip down without touching any rocks.
Overhead branches, however, may still be an issue.
What boat you gonna bring, Ben?
Last Edit: Apr 1, 2016 18:31:56 GMT -5 by Ray Wirth
I know some of you guys show up with a fleet of boats to choose from, but I am driving a good distance in a micro car. If I thought it was going to be very rocky I would run my ugliest wildwater boat. If you tell me it is going to be the same or better than the St George was last weekend I may run the EFT again. Do you expect to run the Swallow?
The last time I took that "shortcut", I ended up dragging my boat over someone who had conveniently positioned their Discovery perpendicular to said "shortcut". Good times. I would think that with the recent rain, it should be feasible, at least for C1's.