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Title: AUS - Snowy River NSW 14/15 Sep 13
Post by: wrongway2 on September 11, 2013, 23:59:19 PM
A couple of JAA boats will run the iconic Snowy River during the programmed environmental release.


PM me if you want trip details.
Title: Re: AUS - Snowy River NSW 14/15 Sep 13
Post by: wrongway2 on September 15, 2013, 11:10:06 AM
We came, we saw, we learnt.

It was a case of we should have been there yesterday. Fridays flow was 4000MLD. The day we were there (Saturday) was 1000MLD so no real surprise.

We did launch Wayne's Tinny Jet  into the pool above the Dalgety weir .
Title: Re: AUS - Snowy River NSW 14/15 Sep 13
Post by: wrongway2 on September 15, 2013, 11:11:05 AM
View of the river above a very wide rock garden above the home pool.
Title: Re: AUS - Snowy River NSW 14/15 Sep 13
Post by: wrongway2 on September 15, 2013, 11:13:09 AM
Junction with a tributary above the rock garden.
Title: Re: AUS - Snowy River NSW 14/15 Sep 13
Post by: wrongway2 on September 15, 2013, 11:15:44 AM
We walked up from the home pool and inspected the rock garden for a way through . This flow, on the RHS was the only way through through the rock garden.
Title: Re: AUS - Snowy River NSW 14/15 Sep 13
Post by: wrongway2 on September 15, 2013, 11:24:48 AM
Final picture, this was just below the previous photo .

This photo is typical of the long weedy reeds that populated the river , at this level we may have encountered intake blockages from the vegetation.

Overall we learnt, there is launch site that is useable at all river heights and that you need about 3000 MLD to make it boatable.

A quick review of the history of releases showed that the max flows usually occur late in the working week!  Prior flows touching 7,000 and 10,00MLD have occurred.

The day ended with Wayne and crew driving up to the snow fields and I dropped into Jindabyne and had lunch with a friend. 

The Snowy River will have to wait for another visit.



Title: Re: AUS - Snowy River NSW 14/15 Sep 13
Post by: wrongway2 on October 13, 2014, 21:04:10 PM
9000MLD being released down the Snowy tomorrow ! 

We missed the peak flow last year, but tomorrow should be a big day.
Title: Re: AUS - Snowy River NSW 14/15 Sep 13
Post by: Dicko on October 13, 2014, 21:59:32 PM
Should be a great day out, really wanted to be there but work commitments mean that I can't get away. Have a great time Guys, make sure there is plenty of vids.