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  Quote TastyWaves Replybullet Topic: Icicle and Tumwater Watch 2013
    Posted: 18 Apr 2013 at 1:02pm

Thanks to the locals for keeping us informed on the Leavenworth goodies. Last two weekends have been awesome!

So is icicle out now until we get the next spike?
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  Quote smcboating Replybullet Posted: 18 Apr 2013 at 1:06pm
Today will probably be the last reasonable day for middle icicile until things trend up. It was a fun flow yesterday all rapids went well. probably gonna hit it this afternoon and ill let ya know
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  Quote smcboating Replybullet Posted: 18 Apr 2013 at 7:02pm
It had drop about two inches since yesterday. I bet tomorrow will be ok but the inbetween stuff will get pretty bangy.
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  Quote TastyWaves Replybullet Posted: 19 Apr 2013 at 4:10pm
Does anyone know why the gauge on PP always says 412 cfs? Dan keeps saying there is a gauge, where is that one at? or is that with the text message service only?
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  Quote smcboating Replybullet Posted: 19 Apr 2013 at 5:13pm
I think there is a link to the DOE Icicile gauge in the middle icicile page in the rivers section. I'm not sure but I don't think pp can ping the DOE gauges like the usgs gauges. I think the flow that pp is reporting is a calc. I'm sure someone else knows for sure what's up better then I. I think jons on there today so maybe he can shed some insight this afternoon

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  Quote WA-Boater Replybullet Posted: 19 Apr 2013 at 6:08pm
PP gauge is something like (Wen @ Pesh)-(Wen @ Plain) - a little more for Chiwakum? James.

This is the gauge I've been using for several years. It's in CFS, updated every 15 min and you can text 41411 icicle to get the flow.

https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/wrx/wrx/flows/station.asp?sta=45B070#block2   -   just click on the flow tab.

Adrian - if you scroll down you can click on the link: 45B070_DSG_FM.txt to get levels from the last few weekends you were over there for reference. Here is the link right to it: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/wrx/wrx/flows/stafiles/45B070/45B070_DSG_FM.txt

Under the Icicle description I posted some flows from the last several years for comparison.

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  Quote smcboating Replybullet Posted: 19 Apr 2013 at 9:33pm
Fuqua paddled Middle Icicle this afternoon and said that it hadnt dropped since yesterday.Looks like the DOE gauge indicates the same.  He also mentioned that it rained at Stevens so looks like it could hold or go up for the weekend. The flow was good yesterday and today. Good side of low or low side of medium or something like that. I'm over here for the weekend so if your looking to get out on Icicle or Tumwater give me a call.
 
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  Quote jP Replybullet Posted: 19 Apr 2013 at 11:06pm
Originally posted by WA-Boater

PP gauge is something like (Wen @ Pesh)-(Wen @ Plain) - a little more for Chiwakum? James.

This is the gauge I've been using for several years. It's in CFS, updated every 15 min and you can text 41411 icicle to get the flow.

https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/wrx/wrx/flows/station.asp?sta=45B070#block2   -   just click on the flow tab.

Adrian - if you scroll down you can click on the link: 45B070_DSG_FM.txt to get levels from the last few weekends you were over there for reference. Here is the link right to it: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/wrx/wrx/flows/stafiles/45B070/45B070_DSG_FM.txt

Under the Icicle description I posted some flows from the last several years for comparison.


Sounds awefull complex. I'm enjoying just suit'n up at home and driving the five minutes upstream of Der Town. But yeah, if you want Wenatchee Correlations it goes like this:

Wenatchee @ Peshastin - Wenatchee @ Plain x .75 = a rough estimate of the Ici flow.

Now, Mr. Fuquah loosely nods his head in approval regarding this formula, but he will also tell you that going off of the Wenatchee guages at all is of limited value. Without accounting for how Ici is melting and how much is diverted where/when ect.

Lower Ici: you just want strong 7,000+ wenatchee flows for it. Often this will put you in a decent low water range for the Upper Ici. But a few weeks back it seemed unusually high for 7,000 +/- or whatever it was. So it can be highly variable. Enough to chase peeps away at least.

For Middle Ici you want 5.1' on the low end, and Ricochet will start gettin medium fat at around 6.1' on the stick, depending on personal preference ect. I know that stick guage ain't helpful for online beta, but, there are people who know what Ici is running on a week by week basis. All ya need to do is put down the electronic toys, reach out and touch someone.
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  Quote TastyWaves Replybullet Posted: 22 Apr 2013 at 3:44pm
Awesome. You guys are a wealth of resources.
 
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