Wondering if any of the stream gurus have an idea of what to expect in terms of flow for Saturday? It looks like the gauge is running around 2000 cfs, which I believe was the race day level last year. Thanks for any information or decent guesses. -Ben
The flow rate falls off with roughly constant exponential decline after a rain event. Last few hours it's been falling around 1.2% per hour. It's ~36 hours before race time, current level is 1860, so I'd say 1200 is a good guess. Some upside to that if this rain turns out to be more than sprinkles.
The most comparable recent year would be 2015 when the level was ~925cfs and Trevor was 2:08:29. I'd guess the winner this year will be a few minutes over two hours.
I agree that the Kenduskeag level on race day 2017 was about 2000 cfs and I concur with Chris's prediction of around 1200 cfs this year, and I think you, Ben, should run the fastest boat you have in your quiver! (Dust off that 9 footer would ya!)
Last Edit: Apr 19, 2018 20:32:28 GMT -5 by Ray Wirth
DK about that right channel, I always go left, force of habit.
Just read the pre race email brief from Parks&Rec. Very interesting about the option to combine the two mandatory portages. I wouldn't want to schlep a rec canoe that far, but for a light boat it might be faster, especially a yak with a fiddly skirt.