Sunday, April 30, 2017

Saint at 18 over the bridge. April 30, 2017

Zack and I drove down to see the flooding on the Saint on Sunday, April 30, 2017.  We had seen some video and pictures, but wanted to check it out for ourselves.

Fisherman's was our first brief stop and gave us a glimpse of how high the water was.  It's usually a good ways down the hill from the rocks to the river.

The Millstream put in would have been a nice place to paddle around in a calm pool.  As we were leaving we talked to a guy who lived up the road.  He said he had seen it up to the tree.

Looking downstream from the tree you could see the river getting active as it approached Big Drop.

Big Drop wasn't a drop, but rather a nice pulsating wave and hole.  You can also watch a 1 minute video of Big Drop.

Looking upstream from Big Drop you can see the Millstream pavillion.

Cat's Paw forms a big hole at this level.  Check out the video here.

Dam breach is an unbelievable hole.  I watched it gobble up a lot of big logs.  Watch to see how violent it is.

 And, yes, the road was flooded.