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    Skunk River

    Anyone know if the Skunk River is high enough to float down right now? There has been very little rain around Ames lately. No one likes to walk the whole way when you are Skunking.



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    Re: Skunk River

    Quote Originally Posted by BringBackJohnny View Post
    Anyone know if the Skunk River is high enough to float down right now? There has been very little rain around Ames lately. No one likes to walk the whole way when you are Skunking.
    I'm sure there is a site you can check river levels, let me check.



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    Re: Skunk River

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBer View Post
    I'm sure there is a site you can check river levels, let me check.
    Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service: Des Moines: South Skunk River near Ames W Riverside Rd

    This says it is 2 ft above record lows... But that is just one site in Ames

    Edit: Chuck beat me to it.



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    Location: South Skunk River near Ames W Riverside Rd
    Flood Stage: 12.5 ft.

    Latest Observation: 3.7 ft.
    Observation Time: 06/18/2012 04:00:00 pm CDT

    Highest Forecast: N/A.
    Highest Forecast Time: N/A

    Last Forecast: N/A.
    Last Forecast Time: N/A



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    Re: Skunk River

    Ooo thats harsh ands sound you would be walking a lot of spots. Even near avearge height there are a couple walk zones. 2 ft off record low sounds like it would be a disaster trip.



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    Re: Skunk River

    I went a couple of weeks ago from Ada Hayden to Carr Pool. Took about 4 hours and had to walk about 5 times.



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    Re: Skunk River

    Quote Originally Posted by longtimeclone View Post
    I went a couple of weeks ago from Ada Hayden to Carr Pool. Took about 4 hours and had to walk about 5 times.
    IIRC, when we went, it was usually fine when it was above 5 feet at the Riverside gauge. You really only need about 2 feet of water to tube in, so loosing a 1 to 2 feet of depth could make it hell..



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    Re: Skunk River

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    IIRC, when we went, it was usually fine when it was above 5 feet at the Riverside gauge. You really only need about 2 feet of water to tube in, so loosing a 1 to 2 feet of depth could make it hell..
    Yeah we pretty much looked at the water and thought it was deeper than yesterday. My feet weren't too happy with the decision and it always seems the rocks were the sharpest at the low points. It also made it hard to drink when you had to keep getting up and walking.



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    Re: Skunk River

    des moines river is high enough



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