Is there a max Discharge cf/sec that is safe for wading?
Posted 01 August 2008 - 11:30 AM
Posted 01 August 2008 - 03:28 PM
Posted 01 August 2008 - 08:55 PM
Posted 09 August 2008 - 10:29 PM
I've seen the normally near dry creekbed that passes in front of my house flash flood. Just happened to be standing out there after a couple of days of showers, and I guess the hills let go when they got saturated. It wasn't one giant wave, it was a series of small waves, a minute or so apart, that just never died down. I saw a little wave sweep down the creek, well isn't that neat? Then, here came another one, and the water level rose a bit more and picked up a bit more speed. A minute later, here comes another one. Each successive wave was just a little larger than the previous one.
That creek went from a few inches of flow to three feet of raging water in about a half an hour. That's what makes flash floods so dangerous. They sneak up on you. It looks safe now, but it might not be in five minutes.
Posted 12 August 2008 - 12:49 PM
Posted 12 August 2008 - 12:57 PM
Posted 12 August 2008 - 01:41 PM
Update your profile with your location information. You might find some seining partners if we knew generally where you are. Then you won't have to go wading by yourself
Thanks everyone for your input. I experienced what some of you are talking about this past weekend. While wading, the wider portions of the river were not as forceful as where the water was squeezing between either the two banks that were narrower or brush piles or timber that narrow the width of the river. I could also tell by how tight your waders get around your legs This was my first time out wading by myself (I know, wading with a partner is always the best) and wanted to get some info. Thanks again.
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