Awesome gorge, lower Kaituna river - log across river

paddled awesome gorge this arvo (21st april), had an interesting time getting unstuck from a log just under the waters surface about two thirds the way down the run, just where it gets really narrow, steeper, and fast. (control gates flowing at 300's). Water was just flowing over the top of the log, and it may be possible to paddle and boof over it with speed. however, this could become a nasty hazard for those who cant see the log, and also sledgers. Also if the water levels get any lower it will definitely be harder to avoid. The log didnt seem to be stuck there too hard, but it was stuck there hard enough to endure our encounter with it.
Hopefully it will dislodge itself in the near future, but who knows so take care and be ready.
cheers
B

timmy's picture

Thats the section, check out the discussion on it on the conservation forum. Interesting reading! Paddeled it the other day, a very special peice of white water would be a real shame to loose yet another great river to the power companies!!

ali's picture

read the posts below about asking questions, and then check further down the page.

henry2's picture

is this the section that they are looking to dam?

Guido's picture

Paddled it last weekend, gates at 300. No apparent logjams.LU wrote:
>
> I wouldn't try it at 200's either, it's about a foot above
> water level and was a quite a mission for us to get over.
> All it would take is a saw to cut it out and at 200's you
> could hang on to the log to do it. Hopefully someone's dealt
> to it by now anyways.

lu0's picture

I wouldn't try it at 200's either, it's about a foot above water level and was a quite a mission for us to get over. All it would take is a saw to cut it out and at 200's you could hang on to the log to do it. Hopefully someone's dealt to it by now anyways.