Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Send in Noah

Well the life of amatuers chasing steelhead hit a major hurdle today , as mother nature
is not playing nicely. A major front is parked right over the Pacific Coast creating some epic rain rain and river levels. Today alone the town of Forks recieved 2.89"

As We wake up this morning the following warning was posted to the Bogachiel River, our third river in the area

WAC009-161550- /O.NEW.KSEW.FL.W.0027.160216T1016Z-160216T2223Z/ /BOGW1.1.ER.160216T1016Z.160216T1200Z.160216T1323Z.NO/ 1050 PM PST MON FEB 15 2016
The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a 
* Flood Warning for The Bogachiel River near La Push * from late tonight to Tuesday afternoon. * At 10:00 PM Monday the stage was 36.3 feet. * Flood stage is 37.0 feet. * Minor flooding is forecast. * Forecast...The river will rise above flood stage around 2 AM Tuesday and crest near 37.3 feet around 4 AM Tuesday. The river will fall below flood stage Tuesday morning. * Impact...At 37.0 feet...the Bogachiel River will cause flooding of State Highway 110 near the Bogachiel bridge...closing the road.

Day 1 was a bust as the rivers are blown outside the banks moving trees and probably creating 
some new channels. Ca couple of the rivers do not have gauges on the, but the graph on Calawah
crested over 11,000 CFS today and is still rising.

Our trip down to HOH river witnessed some very large torrent water , flowing at over 16,000 CFS
and rising. WOW some really water. Maybe we will get to fish on Wednesday!  Good thing our provision are in good supply.